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One Person’s Story

Abbas Pazuki


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March 11, 1980
Location of Killing: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Abbas Pazuki and two other convicts was reported in the Ettela’at daily (March 11, 1980)

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial. International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic’s authorities have brought trumped up charges against their political opponents and executed them for drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. Each year, Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Arrest and detention

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


The report mentioned that the verdict was issued by the third branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of the Center (Tehran). However, no information regarding the circumstances of the trial was provided.


Based on the report, Mr. Pazuki was charged with “murdering a youngster in Tajrish Square.”

Evidence of guilt

This report contained no information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on the accused’s defense.


Mr. Pazuki was sentenced to death. The sentence was carried out in the morning .

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