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One Person’s Story

Farahi Sarabi


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 Colonel Farahi Sarabi 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, Colonel Sarabi was accused of “being one of the criminals who ordered the personnel under his commend to open fire on demonstrators during the Black Friday [September 8, 1979] massacre in Tehran and martyred a great number of the best youths of the nation.” In addition, he was accused of “being the one who ordered the tanks to invade the Jorjani Hospital.”

Evidence of guilt

The report mentioned that the defendant’s charges were based on “documents available in his file” but provided no specific information regarding the evidence presented against the defendant.


No information is available on Commander Sarabi’s defense.


The Third Branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal declared Commander Sarabi 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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