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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Mahdavi


Age: 20
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 30, 1986
Location of Killing: Sirjan, Kerman Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mohammad Mahdavi, son of Habibollah, was reported in the Kayhan daily on July 30, 1986.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Mahdavi’s arrest and detention are not known.


There is no information regarding this trial.


According to this report, Mr. Mahdavi 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.


No information is available concerning Mr. Mahdavi’s defense.


Public Prosecutor of Sirjan (Kerman province) sentenced Mr. Mahdavi to death. The High Judicial Council approved the sentence. Mr. Mohammad Mahdavi was hanged at 1 a.m. on July 30, 1986 at the police station of Sirjan. He was 20 years old.

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