Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran
One Person’s Story

Aria Shirashtiani


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: November 8, 1986
Location of Killing: Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Treason; War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam; Counter revolutionary opinion and/or speech

About this Case

The information regarding the execution of Mr. Aria Shirashtiani was sent to Omid via an electronic form by a person familiar with the case. Mr. Shirashtiani was the founder of the opposition group Aria.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Shirashtiani was arrested in Tehran on July 9, 1986. He was detain for 2 months and was reportedly tortured during interrogation.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


According to the form, Mr. Shirashtiani was charged with “War on God, God’s Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam, treason, war on religion, creating an anti-revolutionary group.”

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.

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. Shirashtiani’s defense.


No specific information regarding the death sentence is available. Mr. Shirashtiani was executed on November 8, 1986.

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