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One Person’s Story

Jasem Chenani


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

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Jasem Chenani 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. Chenani’s trial.


According to the report, Mr. Chenani was charged with the following: “participation in the explosion of oil pipelines in Dezful’s Gavmish Abad; membership in the terrorist group involved in the train explosion at the Sabzab-Andimeshk station and the explosion of oil pipelines in Shush; smuggling arms; and repeated illegal border crossing 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. Chenani and guilty of “corruption on earth.” They were executed at 10 a.m.

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