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One Person’s Story

Bakhtiar Abdi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim


Date of Killing: March, 1986
Location of Killing: Qezelhesar Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Bakhtiar Abdi, son of Sabz’ali, was reported in the Kayhan newspaper on March 11, 1986.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial, other than he was tried at Branch 6 of the Penal Court of Karaj.


According to this report, Mr. Abdi was charged with first-degree murder.

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. Abdi’s defense.


Branch 6 of the Penal Court of Karaj sentenced Mr. Bakhtiar Abdi to death. The Supreme Judicial Council approved the sentence. He was executed at Gezelhesar prison in the presence of the Public Prosecutor of Karaj.

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