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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Mohammadi


Age: 22
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: December 24, 1979
Location of Killing: Dezful, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Mohammad Mohammadi and another person was published in the Kayhan newspaper on December 24, 1979.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial. International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic’s authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. Each year, Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial except that he was tried by the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Dezful.


The charges against Mr. Mohammad Mohammadi, as reported by Kayhan, were announced as, “Agent of the previous regime who committed murder, performed looting and arson.” He was also accused of murdering Mohammad Ali Momen on December 23, 1978.

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. Mohammadi’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Dezful sentenced Mr. Mohammad Mohammadi to death. The sentence was carried out by Dezful Islamic Revolutionary Guards at dawn on December 24, 1979.

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