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Mohammad Aryamanesh


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February 23, 1980
Location of Killing: Sabzevar, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: War on God; Corruption on earth

About this Case

The execution of Second Lieutenant Mohammad Aryamanesh was reported by the correspondent of the Ettela’at daily in Sabzevar (February 24, 1980).

Arrest and detention

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


Based on the report, Lt. Aryamanesh’s case was investigated by the Revolutionary Public Prosecutor’s Office and examined by the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Sabzevar.


The Ettela’at daily correspondent reported the defendant’s charges to be “commanding the operation on the night of Tasu’a 1357 [1979] in Sabzevar that resulted in the martyrdom of two individuals and dismemberment of five others” as well as “murdering Martyr Safar Ali Barqamdi.”

Evidence of guilt

The report quoted the Tribunal as follows: “after holding a court session and based on research by the Revolutionary Public Prosecutor’s Office, also through the disinterment of Martyr Safar Ali Barqamdi’s grave, it became clear that the bullet in his head was of the same kind in Lt. Aryamanesh’s gun.” This Tribunal also noted that the verdict was issued based on the defendant’s own confessions.


No information is available on the accused’s defense.


Lt. Aryamanesh was found guilty of “corruption on earth” and “waging war against God, his prophet, and his people.” His execution was carried out at 1 in the morning.

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