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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Qasem Kermani


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 8, 1979
Location of Killing: Nahavand, Hamedan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Corruption on earth; Collaborating with the political police SAVAK

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mohammad Qasem Kermani and another individual was reported by the correspondent of the Kayhan newspaper in Nahavand (September 9, 1979).

Arrest and detention

The defendant was arrested in Tehran.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Mr. Kermani was charged with “murder of Samad Suri in January 1979, shooting at people, attacking people, and destroying people’s property.”

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 report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on the defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Nahavand sentenced Mr. Kermani to death. He was executed by firing squad at dawn in Nahavand on September 8, 1979.

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