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One Person’s Story

Asghar Yusefi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June 15, 1980
Location of Killing: Tabriz, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Association with the Shah's idolatrous regime; Economic offenses

About this Case

The execution of Colonel Asghar Yusefi was reported by the correspondent of the Jomhuri Eslami daily in Tabriz (June 16, 1980).

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The report reads as follows regarding the defendant’s charges: “Asghar Yusefi, retired Colonel and assistant of Governor Shaf’at in the previous regime, was guilty of collaboration with the regime, abusing the sacred clergy status, and financial corruption during his term.”

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Col. Yusefi’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Tabriz sentenced Col. Yusefi to death. He was executed at midnight.

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