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One Person’s Story

Zabihollah Qobadi


Age: 46
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 7, 1981
Location of Killing: Qae'mshahr, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Murder; Actively opposing the Islamic Republic; Assault and battery; Fighting against the revolution/blocking the path of God; Collaborating with the political police SAVAK; Association with the Shah's idolatrous regime

About this Case

The news of the execution of Mr. Zabihollah Qobadi, 46, was announced by reports published in Jomhouri Eslami and Kayhan on July 8, 1981.

Arrest and detention

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


Based on the available information, the Qa’em Shahr Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal issued Mr. Qobadi’s sentence. No information is available on the Mr. Qobadi’s trial.


According to the Jomhouri Eslami report, Mr. Qobadi was charged with “active participation in the August 19 [1953] Coup, suppression of revolutionaries, leading pro-Shah demonstrations, mobilizing Qarikola and Ahangarkola mobs to crush the demonstration of Muslims during the Revolution, cooperation with Major Nurani, the deputy of SAVAK in Qom during the Revolution, establishing a committee to fight the Islamic Republic of Iran and holding meetings for this purpose every Monday, assault and battery, being accessory to murder, murder, sale and use of opium.” According to Kayhan , however, Mr. Qobadi and three other individuals were charged with “active involvement in clashes of American grouplets, leading the People’s Hypocrites [Organization] in this town [Qa’em Shahr], disarming the Revolutionary Guards, assault and battery, and involvement in the May 4 [1981] clashes in this town [Qa’em Shahr].] .

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available on Mr. Qobadi’s defense.


The Qae’m Shahr Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal found Mr. Qobadi guilty of waging war on God and God’s Prophet, rebellion, and corruption on earth, and sentenced him to death. Mr. Qobadi was executed on July 7, 1981 on the side of the Shirgah-Qa’em Shahr road. Mr. Qobadi was 46 years old at the time of his execution.

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