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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Ali Salavati


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February, 1982
Location of Killing: Sanandaj, Kordestan 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

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mohammad Ali Salavati, along with eight others, was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on February 7, 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.


Mr.Salavati was reported to be charged with “armed insurrection against the Islamic Republic, participation in clashes in Sanandaj, participation in the Central Committees of the [Mujahedin-e Khalq or MKO] militia, the assassination of Muslims as well as bombing and destroying public places.”

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. Salavati’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Kordestan sentenced Mr. Salavati to death. The sentence was carried out.

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