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One Person’s Story

Shahriar Avaz Zadeh


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: December 29, 1981
Location: Bushehr, Bushehr 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; Membership of anti-regime guerilla group; Living in safe houses

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Shahriar Avaz Zadeh, along with twelve others, was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami Daily on January 3, 1982. The report quoted a communiqué from the Public Relations Officer of the Islamic Revolution’s Chief Public Prosecutor.

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 this communiqué, Mr. Avaz Zadeh's alleged charges were “armed insurrection against the Islamic Republic of Iran, participation in street clashes, throwing molotov cocktails and grenades at the Housing Foundation, Jahad-e Sazandegi Organization (Reconstruction Jihad) and the Propaganda Headquarters in Bushehr, living in safe houses and preparing internal reports for the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization or 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. Avaz Zadeh's defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Bushehr found Mr. Avaz Zadeh guilty of being a corruptor on earth, an enemy of God and rebellious against the Islamic government. She was sentenced to death. The sentence was carried out.

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