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One Person’s Story

Abdolreza Heidari


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 6, 1981
Location of Killing: Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Espionage

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Abdolreza Heidari, son of Soltan, along with another person, was published in the Kayhannewspaper on October 7, 1981.

Arrest and detention

There is no specific information on the defendant’s arrest and detention.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. This trial took place in the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Ahvaz.


The charges against Mr. Abdolreza Heidari were announced as, “spying for Iraq and connection with Intelligence Officers of Iraq.”

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial. International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for alleged drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. Each year Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Abdolreza Heidari's defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Ahvaz condemned Mr. Abdolreza Heidari to death. The ruling was carried out in Ahvaz on October 6, 1981. No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution.

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