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One Person’s Story

Rahmatullah Ruhi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 20, 1982
Location of Killing: Qae'mshahr, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam; Membership of anti-regime guerilla group

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Rahmatullah Ruhi, along with four others, was published in a communiqué by the public relations office of the Chief Public Prosecutor of the Islamic Revolution, and quoted in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on January 26, 1982.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


According to the Chief Public Prosecutor’s communiqué, Mr. Ruhi was an active member of the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO).

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. Ruhi’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Qaemshahr found Mr. Ruhi guilty of being a corruptor on earth as well as an enemy of God and the prophet, and sentenced him to death.

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