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One Person’s Story

Sheikh Abdolsad Soleimani


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; Plotting to overthrow the Islamic Republic; Working with or for a foreign power

About this Case

The execution of Sheikh Abdolsad Soleimani was reported along with five others by the correspondent of the Jomhuri Eslami daily in Ahvaz (July 22, 1980).

Arrest and detention

No information is available on the circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention.


No information is available on Mr. Soleimani’s trial.


According to the report, Mr. Soleimani was charged with the following: “smuggling guns from Iraq and distributing them among the anti-revolutionaries; conspiring against the Islamic Republic of Iran; collaborating with mercenaries of Iraq; and illegal border crossings between Iran and Iraq.”

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. Soleimani and the other five defendants guilty of “corruption on earth.” They were executed at 10 a.m.

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