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One Person’s Story

Ali Asghar Ayatollah Zadeh

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: January 28, 1982
Location: Amol, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic; Participating in clashes with revolutionary guards and or Bassij brothers; War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ali Asghar Ayatollah Zadeh, along with nine others, was published in the Jomhuri Eslami Daily on January 30, 1982, quoting the communiqué of the Islamic Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office in Amol. The communiqué specifies that these individuals were “belligerent and seditious elements of the Goruhak-e Jangal (Forest Grouplet referring to a dissident group fighting the Islamic Republic in a forest near the town of Amol ).”

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.

Trial

No information is available on the defendant’s trial.

Charges

Based on the communiqué of the Islamic Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office in Amol, Mr. Ayatollah Zadeh was charged with “an armed uprising against the Islamic Republic of Iran, participation in organizing illegal armed forces in the forest, carrying out an armed attack on the town of Amol and its strategic areas, provoking clashes and shooting the defenseless Muslim people.”

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.

Defense

No information is available on Mr. Ayatollah Zadeh’s defense.

Judgment

The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Amol sentenced Mr. Ayatollah Zadeh to death. The sentence was carried out.

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