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One Person’s Story

Badroddin Najmabadi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim


Date of Killing: December 23, 1981
Location of Killing: Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Fighting against the revolution/blocking the path of God; Murder of persons and/or killing Muslims or/and freedom fighters

About this Case

The execution of Colonel Badroddin Najmabadi, son of Ali, and 21 other individuals was announced by the Public Relations section of the Central Islamic Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office and published in the Jomhuri Eslami and the Kayhan newspapers on December 26, 1981. The reports state that he “was a member of the dissolved Guard and was later promoted to become head of the intelligence office of the palace.”

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Colonel Najmabadi’s arrest and detention are not known.


There is no information regarding this trial, other than he was tried at the Central Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal.


Colonel Najmabadi and another individual were collectively charged with “participation in the shameful coup d’état of August 19 [1953], repression of honorable Muslim population of Qom in 1963, repression of students of Tehran University during the Revolution, following the orders of [Amir Abbas] Hoveyda, arresting a group of opponents of the Monarchy, martyring hundreds of youth through torture methods of the Middle Ages”.

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

No information is available concerning the evidence presented against the accused.


No information is available concerning Colonel Najmabadi’s defense.


The Central Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal condemned Colonel Badroddin Namjabadi to death. He was executed on December 23, 1981 in Tehran.

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