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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Reza 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: Plundering of national treasury; Embezzlement of public funds; Plotting to overthrow the Islamic Republic; Working with or for a foreign power

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mohammadreza 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 “misusing the public treasury in large scales”, “illegal currency transfer abroad”, “telling on Iranian students”, “being on good terms with the CIA in the United States”, and “provoking and designing the Andimeshk clashes .”

Evidence of guilt

The report mentioned that the verdict was issued based on the defendant’s own statements.


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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