The Islamic regime of Iran, on 15 December 2002, executed
Habibollah Tanhaiian(m)in Sanandaj. He was allegedly an activist and supporter of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran. He was subjected to severe torture before he was executed. His body was bearing the signs of torture when was returned to his family.

Habibollah Tanhaiian, aged 41,from the City of sanandaj, was married and had three children. He reportedly was imprisoned and brutally tortured several times earlier. This time, he was arrested on 11 December 2002 and tortured to death before he was executed on 15 December 2002.