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One Person’s Story

Abdolkarim Zadeh


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 12, 1981
Location of Killing: Sanandaj, Kordestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting

About this Case

The news of the execution of Mr. Abdolkarim Zadeh, a resident of Mahabad (Kordestan), is reported in the Jomhuri-e Eslami daily on July 13, 1981.

Arrest and detention

The defendant was reportedly arrested on February 11th , 1981 in a location near the city of Saqez. The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on Mr. Abdolkarim Zadeh’s trial.


Mr. Abdolkarim Zadeh was charged with "membership in illegal armed groups and armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic of Iran."

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution specifies that Mr. Abdolkarim Zadeh was armed at the time of his arrest. It provides no information regarding either the name of the armed groups with which he was allegedly affiliated or the evidence presented against him.


No information is available on Mr. Abdolkarim Zadeh's defense.


The defendant was convicted by the Revolutionary Tribunal of Kordestan as "corruptor on earth and enemy of God and of God's Prophet", and executed following the confirmation of the verdict by the "Supreme Tribunal of the Islamic Revolution". No further information is available.

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