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One Person’s Story

Yadollah Mottaqizadeh


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


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

About this Case

Lieutenant Yadollah Mottaqizadeh 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.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available concerning the trial.


The charges against Lieutenant Mottaqizadeh, as listed in the Amnesty international report are: corruption on earth; murder of persons (sometimes named in the indictment), murder of young children, murder of religious leaders; beatings; torture (physical). 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.

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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