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for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Ali Safari


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 28, 1982
Location of Killing: Amol, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam; Armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic; Participating in clashes with revolutionary guards and or Bassij brothers

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ali Safari, along with nine others, was published in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on January 30, 1982, quoting the communiqué of the Islamic Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office in Amol. The communiqué specifies that these individuals were “belligerent and seditious elements of the Goruhak-e Jangal (Forest Grouplet referring to a dissident group fighting the Islamic Republic in a forest near the town of Amol ).”

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 the communiqué of the Islamic Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office in Amol, Mr. Safari was charged with “an armed uprising against the Islamic Republic of Iran, participation in organizing illegal armed forces in the forest, carrying out an armed attack on the town of Amol and its strategic areas, provoking clashes and shooting the defenseless Muslim people.”

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. Safari’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Amol sentenced Mr. Safari to death. The sentence was carried out.

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