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One Person’s Story

Rahim Nabahani


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 9, 1982
Location of Killing: 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; Attempt to assassinate or assassination of state dignitaries; Membership of anti-regime guerilla group

About this Case

The executions of Mr. Rahim Nabahani and another defendant were announced in a communiqué by the Islamic Revolution’s Public Prosecutor’s Office in Ahvaz, which was quoted in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on September 11, 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. Nabahani was reported to be charged with “being active in the military wing of the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) and explicit confession to having participated in 6 military operations such as assassination and arson.”

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. Nabahani's defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Ahvaz found Mr. Nabahani guilty of being rebellious against the righteous Imam, an enemy of God and the Prophet as well as a corruptor on earth. Having been confirmed by the Supreme Judicial Council, his death sentence was carried out by the repentants.

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