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One Person’s Story

Allahbakhsh Irani


Age: 21
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim


Date of Killing: May 12, 1986
Location of Killing: Meshgin Shahr, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Allahbakhsh Irani was reported in the Kayhan daily on May 13, 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.


According to this report, Mr. Irani was charged with 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. Irani’s defense.


Branch One of the Penal Court of Ardebil sentenced Mr. Allahbakhsh Irani to death. The Supreme Court approved this verdict. Mr. Irani was hanged at dawn of May 12, 1986 at the police station in Meshkin Shahr (today in Ardabil province). He was 21 years old.

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