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One Person’s Story

Ali Hosein Mohammadyari


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 29, 1980
Location of Killing: Tabriz, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Corruption on earth; War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam; Murder of persons and/or killing Muslims or/and freedom fighters

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ali Hosein Mohammadyari was reported along with that of three convicted drug dealers by the correspondent of the Jomhuri Eslami daily in Tabriz (July 30, 1980).

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


Mr. Mohammadyari was tried at the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Tabriz on July 28, 1980. No information is available on the circumstances of the trial.


Based on the report, Mr. Mohammadyari, a policeman, was charged with “shooting at and martyring at least three people” and “guiding the soldiers into the Jame’ mosque to suppress the Muslim Umma [Community].”

Evidence of guilt

The report mentioned that the verdict was issued based on “sufficient reasons and testimonies.” However, no specific information about the evidence presented against the defendant was provided in the report.


No information is available on Mr. Mohammadyari’s defense.


Mr. Mohammadyari was found guilty of “corruption on earth” and “waging war against God.” He was executed at dawn on the day after his trial.

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