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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Ka'b


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 5, 1980
Location of Killing: Unesco Prison, Dezful, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Murder; War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam; Armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic; Corruption on earth

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mohammad Ka’b, resident of the Kazem Va Layli village, was reported by the Pars News Agency correspondent in Ahvaz. The report was published in the Jomhuri Eslami daily (September 6, 1980).

Arrest and detention

There is no information available on the circumstances of Mr. Ka’b’s arrest and detention in this report.


No information is available on Mr. Ka'b's trial.


Based on the report, the defendant was charged with “killing two villagers in an altercation”, “having an unauthorized Kalashnikov assault rifle in his possession”, “armed uprising against the Islamic Republic”, and “martyring one of the Pasdar [Revolutionary Guard] brothers by the name of Mohammad Hasan Ahmadi”.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.

Evidence of guilt

There is no information available on the evidence presented against the defendant.


No information on the accused’s defense is available.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Dezful declared Mr. Ka’b a “corruptor on earth” and an “enemy of God” and sentenced him to death. The sentence was carried out at 1:30 p.m.

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