Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran
One Person’s Story

Abdollah Khajenuri


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March 5, 1979
Location of Killing: Qasr Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Corruption on earth; Mass murder

About this Case

Lieutenant General Abdollah Khajenuri is one of seven men listed in a March 5, 1979 Pars News Agency report, published by the Ettela’at daily (March 6, 1979). He is also one of 438 victims listed in a March 13, 1980 Amnesty International report. The report lists defendants who were convicted by Revolutionary Tribunals in the period from their inception until 12 August 1979. The list of victims and charges is drawn from sources including translations of indictments, reports of trials carried out by local and foreign media and the bulletins of the official Pars News Agency reports.

Arrest and detention

No information regarding the defendant's arrest and detention is available.


Based on the report, the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Iran was in session for 9 hours, discussing and deliberating about seven cases, including the defendant’s. The specific circumstances of the trial remain unknown.


No individual charges were specified for Lieutenant General Khajenuri. Collectively, the seven defendants were charged with “participation in murder and massacre of innocent people.”

Evidence of guilt

No information is available on the evidence presented against Lieutenant General Khajenuri.


No information is available regarding the accused’s defense.


Lieutenant General Khajenuri was found guilty of “corruption on earth.” Based on the report, the Tribunal reached its verdict at 5 in the morning, and the death sentences was immediately carried out.

Correct/ Complete This Entry