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One Person’s Story

Rahman Ali Rast


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: December 7, 1981
Location of Killing: Orumieh, Azarbaijan-e Gharbi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam; Participating in an anti-regime demonstration; Armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic; Participating in clashes with revolutionary guards and or Bassij brothers; Membership of anti-regime guerilla group

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Rahman Ali Rast, along with fourteen others, was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami Daily, quoting a communiqué from the Islamic Revolutionary of Orumieh.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


In this communiqué, Mr. Rast’s charges were not specifically mentioned. He and fourteen others were generally charged with “armed insurrection against the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Imam of the Ummah, membership in a banned Democratic group, participation in clashes, armed riots in Kurdestan and illegal demonstrations, ambushing, killing and burning the Revolutionary Guards and the forces in the army as well as martyring them during the clashes in darlak- Kuseh Kahrir- Inderqash- Tapeh Safaie- bardimesh and the internal clashes of Mahabad, for instance at Ard square, Azadi crossroads, Gavaznha Square and the Police Headquarters of Mahabad.”

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. Rast’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Orumieh declared Mr. Rast an enemy of God, the Prophet, and the people and sentenced him to death, based on both confessions and evidence. The sentence was carried out.

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