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One Person’s Story

Abdolreza Mehdizadeh


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 1, 1982
Location of Killing: Mashhad, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic; Attempt to assassinate or assassination of state dignitaries

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Abdolreza Mehdizadeh, along with 10 others, was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on May 3, 1982, quoting the public relations of the Islamic Revolutionary Public Prosecutor’s Office of Mashad.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Mr. Mehdizadeh was charged with participating in the assassination of a group of persons (some of whose names are mentioned and the rest are indicated as “the committed Hizbollah members in Mashad”), “being highly and continuously active in the military-political wing of the Hypocrites organization (the term used by the Islamic Republic authorities when referring to the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization or MKO), carrying out an armed attack on the governmental and revolutionary institutions, exploding homes belonging to Hizbollah members and residing in safe houses.”

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.Mehdizadeh’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Mashad sentenced Mr.Mehdizadeh to death. The sentence was carried out.

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