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One Person’s Story

Lal Mohammad Sheikhzadeh


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June 7, 1980
Location of Killing: Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Robbery

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Lal Mohammad Sheikhzadeh and two other convicts was announced in a communiqué by the Islamic Revolutionary Public Prosecutor of Sistan and Baluchestan published in the Jomhuri Eslami daily (June 7, 1980).

Arrest and detention

No information is available on the circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention.


The communiqué provides no information regarding Mr. Sheikhzadeh’s trial.


According to the communiqué, the defendant was accused of “armed robbery,” “making the roads insecure,” and “resisting the Islamic Republic’s armed forces.”

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.

Evidence of guilt

There is no information about the evidence presented against the defendant.


The report provides no information about the accused’s defense.


Mr. Sheikhzadeh was sentenced to death.

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