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One Person’s Story

Kamal Nezami


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March 15, 1980
Location of Killing: Qom, Markazi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Murder of persons and/or killing Muslims or/and freedom fighters

About this Case

The execution of Major General Kamal Nezami was reported in the Ettela’at daily (March 16, 1980)

Arrest and detention

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


According to the report, Maj. Gen. Nezami was originally sentenced to long-term imprisonment at a different court. However, the defendant and his relatives insisted on appealing to the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Qom. There is no information available on the circumstances of any of the trials.


The report referred to Maj. Gen. Nezami as “the first military commander of the dethroned Shah in Qom” and mentioned that the verdict was issued because of his “crimes of mass murder.” However, no specific information about his charge was provided.

Evidence of guilt

There is no information available on the evidence presented against the defendant.


The report mentioned that the defendant and his relatives appealed to a higher court; however, no specific information regarding the circumstances of the defense is available.


The report mentioned that after reviewing the case, and based on new documents about the defendant’s crimes of mass murder, the appeal court changed the verdict to a death sentence. The sentence was immediately carried out and Maj. Gen. Nezami was executed at 6:30 p.m.

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