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One Person’s Story

Rahim Fekri


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 14, 1980
Location of Killing: Rasht, Gilan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Religious offense; Corruption on earth; War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam; Sedition and/ or threat to public security

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Rahim Fekri was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily (July 16, 1980).

Arrest and detention

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


Based on the report, the verdict was issued after the examination of the case and deliberation at the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Rasht.


According to the report, the defendant was charged with “assault and battery and creating terror in the Islamic society” as well as “infidel insults to God, the Prophet, and the holy Imams, peace be upon Them.”

Evidence of guilt

The report mentioned that the verdict was issued “considering the contents of the defendant’s file.” However, no specific information about these contents was provided.


The report mentioned that the verdict was issued after hearing the defendant’s defense. However, no specific information about the nature and circumstances of the defense was provided.


Based on the report, Mr. Fekri was proved to be certainly guilty according to the Shari’a law and sentenced to death for “corruption on earth” and “waging war against God and his prophet.” He was executed at dawn.

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