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One Person’s Story

Ali Ahmad Sheikhi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 7, 1979
Location of Killing: Kermanshah, Kermanshah Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Corruption on earth; Fighting against the revolution/blocking the path of God; Association with the Shah's idolatrous regime; Drug trafficking; Murder of persons and/or killing Muslims or/and freedom fighters; Armed robbery

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ali Ahmad Sheikhi and another individual from Harsin (Kermanshah province) was reported by the correspondents of the Kayhan (October 8, 1979) and Enqelab Eslami (October 10, 1979) dailies in Kermanshah.

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 report, Mr. Sheikhi was charged with "murder and plunder, armed robbery, assault and battery of the revolutionaries, harassing Muslims in order to support the hated regime, carrying drugs, attacking the Revolutionary Guards, and blackmailing the oppressed people."

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.

Evidence of guilt

The Kayhan report referred to the testimonies of the witnesses, but the content of the testimonies remain unknown.


The Kayhan reporter mentioned that the defense was heard, but no further details were provided.


Based on the Enqelab Eslami report, the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Kermanshah declared Mr. Sheikhi a "corruptor on earth" and an "enemy of God" and sentenced him to death. The sentence was carried out at 11 p.m. He was also ordered to hand over to the court the 120,000 Rials that he had allegedly taken forcefully from the people of Parireh Village.

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