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One Person’s Story

Omar Sabzeh


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 7, 1982
Location of Killing: Miandoab, Azarbaijan-e Gharbi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam; Corruption on earth; Armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Omar Sabzeh, along with another person, was announced in a communiqué from the public relations officer of the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Islamic Revolution. The communiqué was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami Daily on August 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.


According to the communiqué, Mr. Sabzeh was charged with “conspiracy, acting against the Islamic Republic, participating in a propaganda campaign and armed uprising 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. Sabzeh’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Miandoab declared Mr. Sabzeh a corruptor on earth, an enemy of God and the Prophet as well as a rebel and sentenced him to death. Having been confirmed by the Islamic Revolutionary Supreme Tribunal of Qom, the sentence was carried out at dawn.

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