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One Person’s Story

Ali Akbar Mehri


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 13, 1980
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Corruption on earth; Murder of persons and/or killing Muslims or/and freedom fighters; Mass murder; Fighting against the revolution/blocking the path of God

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ali Akbar Mehri and three others was reported in the Ettela’at daily (January 13, 1980)

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Based on the report, the defendant was accused of being instrumental in the Tehran massacre of September 8, 1979.

Evidence of guilt

The report referred to the proceedings about the ammunitions used by the battalion under Mr. Mehri’s command, indicating that a total of 8,200 bullets were fired by this battalion at demonstrators on September 8, 1979. In addition, the defendant was accused of dispatching six tanks to suppress the Mojahedin and combatants in street demonstrations on the night before the triumph of the Revolution (February 10, 1979).


No information is available on Commander Mehri’s defense.


The Third Branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal declared Commander Mehri an “enemy of God and his prophet," the “murderer of the people of God,” and an “obvious example of corruption of earth.” He was executed at 11:39 p.m.

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