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One Person’s Story

Ebrahim Asadi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 10, 1980
Location of Killing: Sarpol-e Zahab, Bakhtaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Rape; Robbery; Corruption on earth

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ebrahim Asadi and two others was reported in the Ettela’at daily (Jan 12, 1980)

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial. International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic’s authorities have brought trumped up charges against their political opponents and executed them for drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. Each year, Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Arrest and detention

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


The report provided no specific information about Mr. Asadi’s trial.


Based on the report, the defendant’s charges were as follows: “blocking the roads in the West of the country and robbing people, attacking police and revolutionary guards headquarters, rape and violating people’s honor, and armed robbery.”

Evidence of guilt

This report does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


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


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Sar e Pol e Zahab declared Mr. Asadi a “corruptor on earth” and sentenced him to death. He was executed at 1:45 a.m. on a Thursday.

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