Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Rahman Abdollahi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: April 8, 1979
Location of Killing: Valiabad Cemetery, Dezful, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Corruption on earth; Fighting against the revolution/blocking the path of God; Unspecified anti-revolutionary offense; Murder

About this Case

Kayhan Daily reported Mr. Rahman Abdollahi’s execution along with 2 others on 8 April 1979.

Mr. Abdollahi was a Constable in Dezful, a city in Khuzestan Province in the south west of Iran.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Abdollahi’s arrest and detention are not known.


The Revolutionary Tribunal of Dezful tried Mr. Abdollahi with one other.


Kayhan Daily reported Mr. Abdollahi’s charges together with one other as “brutal repression of people during the Revolution and anti-people action under the former regime”. He was also accused of “opening fire at helpless and armless people in the demonstrations in Dezful and in this unequal war, he caused many people’s death”

Evidence of guilt

No information is available concerning the evidence presented against the defendant.


No information is available concerning Mr. Abdollahi’s defense and it is not clear if he had the opportunity to defend himself effectively, for example whether he had access to a lawyer or the possibility to summon witnesses in his favor, etc. The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.


The Revolutionary Tribunal of Dezful recognized Mr. Abdollahi guilty of “corruption on earth” and sentenced him to death. He was shot dead at 4:00 a.m. on 8 April 1979 in Valiabad Cemetery of Dezful by the Revolutionary Guards.

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