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One Person’s Story

Hushang Maddahi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 30, 1980
Location of Killing: Arak, Markazi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Hushang Maddahi was reported by the correspondent of the Ettela’at daily in Arak (January 31, 1980).

Arrest and detention

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


According to the report, Mr. Maddahi’s case was examined at the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Arak. The trial reportedly went on for two days.


The report indicates that the defendant was charged with the murder of Lieutenant Ali Asghar Nasehi, commander of Arak’s gendarmerie. The defendant was accused of having killed the lieutenant in an armed confrontation during the latter’s visit to Malek Abad on a mission to investigate regional disputes.

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available on the accused’s defense.


Sentenced to death by the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Arak, Mr. Maddahi was executed at 9 p.m.

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