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One Person’s Story

Falak Kan'ani


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 23, 1980
Location of Killing: Abadan, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Falak Kan’ani and three others was reported by the correspondent of Pars News Agency. The Jomhuri Eslami daily published the report (July 24, 1980).

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Based on this report, the charges against the defendant were: “armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic during the black Wednesday of 1979 in Station 8 of Bahar street” and “participation in the bomb attack against the bridge of Station 7 in Abadan, an attempt which was discovered and neutralized by the revolutionary guards.” Reportedly, he was carrying a very heavy bomb which exploded near the Bazargan mosque and resulted in him losing one of his hands.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Kan’ani 's defense.


Mr. Kan’ani was executed at dawn after being convicted by the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Abadan and Khoramshahr.

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