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One Person’s Story

Ya'qub Chodari Khameneh


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam (Shi'a)
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: July 28, 1983
Location of Killing: Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ya'qub Chodari Khameneh, along with seven others, was announced in a communiqué by the public relations of the Army’s Public Prosecutor’s Office. The communiqué was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on July 31, 1983.

Mr. Ya’ghub Chodari Khameh (a supporter of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization) is also one of the 12028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by Mojahedin Khalq Organization in 1985. The list includes individuals, affiliated with various opposition groups, who were executed or killed during clashes with the Islamic Republic security forces from June 1981 to the publication date of the magazine.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


According to the newspaper report, Mr. Chodari Khameneh was reported to be charged with participation in “the escape conspiracy of President Banisadr.”

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

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


No information is available on Mr. Chodari Khameh’s defense.


Based on the paper's account, the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of the Army sentenced Mr. Chodari Khameneh to death. Having been confirmed by the Islamic Revolution’s Supreme Tribunal of Qom, the sentence was carried out on the anniversary of the escape of the former President Banisadr.

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