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One Person’s Story

Hushang Rostami


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 25, 1980
Location of Killing: Dezful, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Sedition and/ or threat to public security; Acting against state's security

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Hushang Rostami was reported by the correspondent of Pars News Agency in Ahvaz. The report was published in the Jomhuri Eslami daily (July 27, 1980)

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are unknown.


No specific information regarding this defendant’s trial is available.


The report quoted the Islamic Revolutionary Guards headquarters, which announced the defendant’s charges as “leading deviant groups in the assault to Andimeshk’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard headquarters”, “propaganda and provoking evil”, and “seizing government offices such as railroad stations, police stations and Education Ministry branch offices.”

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available on the defendant’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Public Prosecutor of Dezful sentenced Mr. Rostami to death. He stood before the firing squad in the afternoon.

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