Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran
One Person’s Story

Abdolaziz Rashedi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 27, 1980
Location of Killing: Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Working with or for a foreign power; Sympathizing with anti-regime guerilla groups; Espionage

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Abdol Aziz Rashedi and another person was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily (October 27, 1980). Additional information has been sent to Omid via an electronic form by an individual familiar with this case. According to the form, Mr. Rashedi was an Iranian national.

Arrest and detention

The report provided no information on the circumstances of Mr. Rashedi’s arrest and detention.


No specific information was provided on Mr. Rashedi’s trial.


Mr. Rashedi’s charges were as follows: “participation in secret meetings with the agents of the Ba’th regime,” “distributing arms among anti-revolutionary elements in the South,” “direct connection with the Iraqi Ba’th mercenaries inside Iran,” “connection with the so-called Arab People’s movement,” and “action towards the formation of a so-called Arab Government in Khuzestan.”

Evidence of guilt

There is no information available on the evidence presented against the defendant.


The report provided no information about the defendant’s defense.


Mr. Rashedi was sentenced to death by the Special Revolutionary Tribunal and the sentence was carried out.

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