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One Person’s Story

Arab Ali Farzinnia


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: Fighting against the revolution/blocking the path of God; Murder of persons and/or killing Muslims or/and freedom fighters; Mass murder; Corruption on earth

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Arab Ali Farzinnia 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, Commander Farzinnia was accused of “personally shooting at demonstrators on September 8, 1979”, as well as “fighting back against the Mojahedin when they tried to take over Police Station No 6 the night before the triumph of the Revolution (February 10, 1979), resulting in the martyrdom of several people.”

Evidence of guilt

The report did not mention anything about the evidence presented against the defendant.


No information is available on Commander Farzinnia’s defense.


The Third Branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal declared Commander Farzinnia 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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