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One Person’s Story

Abdollah A'layi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 5, 1980
Location of Killing: Esfahan, Esfahan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Corruption on earth; Fighting against the revolution/blocking the path of God; Collaborating with the political police SAVAK; Murder of persons and/or killing Muslims or/and freedom fighters

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Abdollah A'layi and two others was reported by the correspondents of the Kayhan and Jomhuri Eslami dailies in Isfahan (July 5, 1980). The Jomhuri Eslami correspondent quoted the Public Relations Office of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards in his report.

Arrest and detention

No information is available on the circumstances of the defendant’s arrest and detention.


The report provides no information regarding the defendant’s trial.


Based on the report, Mr. A'layi was charged with “participation in shootings, resulting in the martyrdom of Reza Qal’eshahi and Hosein Mirzabaqerian”, “participation in shootings, resulting in the injury of seven individuals from Isfahan’s Hoseinabad, one of whom by the name of Gholamreza Baqayi was paralyzed”, “participation in anti-people demonstrations”, “forcefully entering houses”, “participation in shootings to create terror”, and “collaboration with the intelligence service to identify and arrest the mojahedin [fighters in the path of God].”

Evidence of guilt

The report does not provide any information on the evidence presented against the defendant.


No information is available on the accused’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Isfahan declared Mr. A'layi a “corruptor on earth.” He was executed at dawn.

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