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One Person’s Story

Yahya Nasrabadi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March 7, 1981
Location of Killing: Mashhad, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Corruption on earth; War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam; Sympathizing with anti-regime guerilla groups

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Yahya Nasrabadi, son of Abdolsamad, along with twelve others, was published in the Jomhuri Eslaminewspaper on July 5, 1981.

Mr. Yahya Nasrabadi is also one of the 12,028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by the Mojahedin Khalq Organization on September 6, 1985. The list includes individuals, affiliated with various opposition groups, who were executed or killed during clashes with the Islamic Republic security forces from June 1981 to the publication date of the magazine. According to this source, Mr. Yahya Nasrabadi was a seminary school student, married, and a sympathizer of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization.

Arrest and detention

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


The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Mashhad tried Mr. Yahya Nasrabadi, but no information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charges against Mr. Yahya Nasrabadi were announced as, “serious activismty in Khorasan Branch of Mojahedin Khalq and playing a significant role in leading anti-revolutionaries in Mashhad.”

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

The evidence presented against Mr. Yahya Nasrabadi was announced as, “possessing secret codes and special notebooks indicating his connection with the Central Committee of this organization.”


No information is available on Mr. Yahya Nasrabadi's defense.


َThe Islamic Revolutionary Court of Mashhad identified Mr. Yahya Nasrabadi as "Mohareb (fighter) against God and the Prophet, and Mofsed (corruptor on Earth)." He was condemned to death. The ruling was carried out when he was executed by firing squad in Mashhad on July 3, 1981. No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution. Mr. Yahya Nasrabadi was 28 years old.

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