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One Person’s Story

Allahvardi Ya'qubi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June 2, 1979
Location of Killing: Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Murder of persons and/or killing Muslims or/and freedom fighters; War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam; Homosexual rape

About this Case

Mr. Allahvardi Ya’qubi is 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. This execution is also reported in the Kayhan newspaper on February 6, 1979.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial other than he was tried at the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Ahvaz.


According to the report of Amnesty International, the charges brought against Mr. Ya’qubi were: “corruption on earth, war on God, murder of innocent people, and beating.” The newspaper story adds to the charges: “homosexual rape of minors during curfew hours.”

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. 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 his defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Ahvaz condemned Mr. Allahvardi Ya’qubi to death. He was executed by a firing squad on February 6, 1979.

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