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One Person’s Story

Ramezan Sadati


Age: 20
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim


Date of Killing: September, 1985
Location of Killing: Amol, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ramezan Sadati, son of Shokrollah, was reported in the Kayhan daily on September 14, 1985.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Mr. Sadati was charged with first-degree murder.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial. International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic’s authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. Each year, Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Sadati’s defense.


The Penal Court of Amol (Mazandaran province) sentenced Mr. Ramezan Sadati to death. The Supreme Judicial Council approved the sentence. He was hanged at the public parking of the City Hall of Amol in the presence of more than 4 thousand bystanders. He was 20 years old.

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