Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Qobad Rahmani


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October, 1986
Location of Killing: Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Armed robbery

About this Case

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Qobad Rahmani, along with six others, was reported in the Kayhan newspaper on October 22, 1986.

Arrest and detention

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


There is no information regarding this trial.


Mr. Rahmani and six others were collectively charged with “armed robbery.”

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. Rahmani’s defense.


Mr. Rahmani was sentenced to death and the High Judicial Council approved the sentence. He and six other defendants were executed on October 21 and 22, 1986.

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