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One Person’s Story

Ahmad Khalaji


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February 18, 1980
Location of Killing: Sari, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Murder of persons and/or killing Muslims or/and freedom fighters; Fighting against the revolution/blocking the path of God; Corruption on earth

About this Case

The execution of Second Lieutenant Ahmad Khalaji and another individual was reported in the Ettela’at daily (February 19, 1980)

Arrest and detention

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


No specific information about the circumstances of Officer Khalaji’s trial is provided in the report.


According to the report, the defendant was charged with “murder and suppression of demonstrators as well as acting towards strengthening the foundations of the detested former regime and preventing the spread of the Iranian nation’s Islamic Revolution.” The report provides no other information regarding these charges.

Evidence of guilt

The report provides no information regarding the evidence presented against the defendant.


No information is available on the accused’s defense.


Based on the report, the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Sari declared Officer Khalaji a "corruptor on earth” and an “enemy of God and His Prophet.” He was executed at dawn.

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