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One Person’s Story

Azizollah Rahmani


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: April 9, 1979
Location of Killing: Do Gonbadan, Kohgiluyeh-va Boyer-Ahmad Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Association with the Shah's idolatrous regime; Collaborating with the political police SAVAK; Corruption on earth; Religious offense

About this Case

Colonel Azizullah Rahmani 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.

International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic’s authorities have executed individuals on trumped up charges such as drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Arrest and detention

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


Amnesty International's report on this execution contains no information regarding the defendant's identity or trial.


The charges against Colonel Rahmani, as listed in the Amnesty International report, are: corruption on earth; mass murder, massacre of innocent people; trying to deprive people of their true desire, defiling all that is sacred, whether religious or national to the Muslim people of Iran and the world, blocking the path of God, fighting against the Islamic tenets, treachery versus the Islamic nation; torture (physical); SAVAK agent, informing on people resulting in their being tortured or killed by SAVAK; suppressing demonstrators, suppressing national and religious demonstrations, punishing demonstrators; Working to benefit the Shah, USA and Israel, collecting funds for Israel and its armies, revenue from exploitation of Iranians to help build the State of Israel; acting against the interests of the people.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.

Evidence of guilt

No information is available on the evidence presented against Colonel Rahmani.


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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