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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Jeirani


Age: 25
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam (Shi'a)
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March 3, 1986
Location of Killing: Bakhtaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Murder; Membership of anti-regime guerilla group

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mohammad (Mahmud) Jeirani, a member of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization, was reported in the Kayhan daily on March 3, 1986. The newspaper refers to Mr. Jeirani first as Mohammad and later as Mahmud.

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 this report, Mr. Jeirani was charged with “being a member of [the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO)] and the assassination of 3 members of the Hezbollah forces.”

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.

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. Jeirani's defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Bakhtaran sentenced Mr. Jeirani to death. Having been confirmed by the Supreme Judicial Council, the sentence was carried out in the presence of the martyrs’ relatives.

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