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One Person’s Story

Mehdi Mohammadisefat


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March 6, 1979
Location: Rasht, Gilan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unspecified anti-revolutionary offense; Murder of persons and/or killing Muslims or/and freedom fighters

About this Case

Sergeant Mehdi Mohammadi Sefat 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.

The execution of Sergeant Mehdi Mohammadi Sefat was also reported in the Ayandegan daily of March 6, 1979.

Arrest and detention

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


Based on the Ayandegan report, the trial of Sergeant Mohammadi Sefat and 4 others took place at the Courthouse of Rasht. Present were a group of clerics and judges and the representative of Ayatollah Khomeini.


The charges against Seargeant Mohammadisefat as listed in the Amnesty International report are: massacre during demonstrations or causing death to unnamed persons during demonstrations; killing freedom fighters or killing Muslims. However, the Ayandegan report specifically refers only to the murder of a soldier named abdolali and a Mojahed named Sa'idinejad.

Evidence of guilt

No information is available regarding the evidence presented against this defendant.


No information is available regarding the defense of the accused.


The defendant was sentenced to death and executed. No other details are available.

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