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One Person’s Story

Mansur Farzam


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June 6, 1980
Location of Killing: Tabriz, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Robbery; Sedition and/ or threat to public security

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mansur Farzam, a contractor, and three other convicts was announced by the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunals of Tabrizin in a telephone conversation with the correspondent of Pars News Agency in Tehran. The announcement was published in the Jomhuri Eslami daily (June 7, 1980).

Arrest and detention

Based on the announcement, Mr. Farzam and three other “armed robbers” were arrested after their attempted robbery of the Abbasi St. branch of Bank e Saderat in Tabriz, their last in a series of armed bank robberies. The specific circumstances of their arrest and detention remain unknown.


The religious judge specified that the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Tabriz reached the verdict after repeated examinations and investigations. However, no specific information about the nature and circumstances of these proceedings was given.


Mr. Farzam and the other three defendants were accused of “armed assault and robbery of banks,” “creating terror through use of armed force and threats,” and “intending, in their own dreams, to weaken the sovereignty of the Islamic Republic’s government through their affiliation with American pseudo-leftist groups.”

Evidence of guilt

The religious judge’s statement did not refer to any specific evidence of guilt presented against the defendant.


There is no information available on Mr. Farzam’s defense.


Mr. Farzam was sentenced to death. The sentence was carried out at midnight on a Friday.

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