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One Person’s Story

Sheikh Ya'qub Sa'di


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 21, 1980
Location of Killing: Dezful, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam; Sedition and/ or threat to public security; Corruption on earth

About this Case

The execution of Sheikh Ya’qub Sa’di was reported along with five others by the correspondent of the Jomhuri Eslami daily in Ahvaz (July 22, 1980).

Arrest and detention

The report mentions that Mr. Sa’di engaged in armed resistance at the time of his arrest. No other information about the circumstances of his arrest and detention is available.


No information is available on Mr. Sa’di’s trial.


Mr. Sa’di was charged with the following: “smuggling in 60 Kalashnikov guns and two RPG missile launchers; active participation in the murder of 'Asi Al e Kasir'; illegal border crossing to Iraq; and armed resistance against the Islamic Revolutionary Guards at the time of his arrest.”

Evidence of guilt

The report does not contain any information about the evidence presented against the defendant.


No information is available on the defendant’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Ahvaz found Mr. Sa’di guilty of “corruption on earth.” They were executed at 10 a.m.

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