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One Person’s Story

Rasul Taqavi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: December 11, 1982
Location of Killing: Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Participating in armed demonstrations; Armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic; Attempt to assassinate or assassination of state dignitaries; Possession of arms; Living in safe houses

About this Case

The executions of Mr. Rasul Taqavi and another individual were reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on December 13, 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. Taqavi was reported to be charged with “having different responsibilities in the [Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization or MKO], participating in the attempted assassination of one of the Ulama [a group of men with religious education and religiously related professions], distributing anti-revolutionary pamphlets, participating in armed demonstrations and safe houses, arsoning a house which belonged to the hypocrites while putting the blame on the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, storing weapons and munitions as well as military action against the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

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. Taqavi's defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Shiraz sentenced Mr. Taqavi to death. Having been confirmed by the Supreme Judicial Council, the sentence was carried out at dawn.

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