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One Person’s Story

Siavash Azarbod


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: Collaborating with the political police SAVAK; Murder of persons and/or killing Muslims or/and freedom fighters

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Siavosh Azarbod and two other convicts was reported in the Ettela’at daily (February 24, 1980)

Arrest and detention

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


The report mentioned that Mr. Azarbod’s case was examined at the second branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of the Center (Tehran). However, there is no information available on the specific circumstances of the trial.


Mr. Azarbod, referred to in the report as a “member of the so-called Anti-Terrorist Joint Committee” and “head of the Oqab Team,” was charged with “killing two mojaheds on Qazvin St.”

Evidence of guilt

According to the report, the defendant’s file contained “reports to the SAVAK that were handwritten and signed by him as the head of the Oqab Team.” The report added that the verdict was issued based on “documents available in Mr. Azarbod’s file, testimonies of three of his colleagues, and other indications.”


The report mentioned that the defendant denied the accusations; however, no specific information regarding his defense is available.


Mr. Azarbod was sentenced to death, and he stood before the firing squad in the morning.

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