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One Person’s Story

Manuchehr Bahri


Age: 45
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February 2, 1980
Location of Killing: Esfahan, Esfahan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Corruption on earth; Fighting against the revolution/blocking the path of God; Collaborating with the political police SAVAK

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Manuchehr Bahri and two others was reported in the Ettela’at daily (February 2, 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.


According to the report, Mr. Bahri was accused of the following: “participation in the arrest of a Muslim guerilla (Morteza Gudarzi), which resulted in his martyrdom,” “arresting Rafi’i Dastjerdi and turning him in to the Tehran SAVAK (the mentioned individual has disappeared since then),” “participation in the arrest of the Mojahed and combatant youth of Isfahan and shooting at them,” and “assaulting and shooting at the Mojahed brother, Hamid Safari.”

Evidence of guilt

The report did not provide any information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on the accused’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Isfahan declared Mr. Bahri a “corruptor on earth” and an “enemy of God and His Prophet.” The death sentence was then carried out.

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