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One Person’s Story

Yahya Eqbali Ahur


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June 23, 1980
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Robbery; Corruption on earth; Sedition and/ or threat to public security

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Yahya Eqbali Ahur was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily (June 24, 1980)

Arrest and detention

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


No information about the circumstances of the trial is provided.


Based on the report, Mr. Eqbali Ahur’s charges were as follows: “supervision in armed robbery,” “carrying arms illegally,” “mugging,” “forming a criminal association,” “destruction of public property,” “hooliganism,” and “corruption on earth.”

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. Thousands of alleged drug traffickers have been sentenced to death 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

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


No information is available on the accused’s defense.


The Second Branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of the Center sentenced Mr. Eqbali Ahur to death and confiscation of all his belongings, except for a home and means of life at the level of the “socially disinherited people” [Mostaz’afin]. Mr. Eqbali Ahur was the only one of 6 armed robbery cases to receive this sentence at the Tribunal that day. The sentence was carried out at 11 a.m. at the Evin prison yard.

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