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One Person’s Story

Taher Sajarat


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 27, 1979
Location of Killing: Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Working with or for a foreign power; Sedition and/ or threat to public security

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Taher Sajarat and five others was reported by the correspondent of the Kayhan daily in Ahvaz (October 27, 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.


Based on this report, the charges against the defendant were: “three times illegal border-crossing to Iraq”, “passing on intelligence from Iran to Iraq”, “having sabotage training”, “smuggling in ammunition and selling them”, and “attending decision-making sessions regarding the explosion of Maroon Station.”

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. Sajarat's defense.


Mr. Sajarat was sentenced to death by the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Ahvaz. He was executed in the morning.

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