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One Person’s Story

Ali Jahani Asl

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: November 18, 1985
Location: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense; Bombing

About this Case

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ali Jahani Asl, son of Mohammad, along with two others, was reported in the Kayhan newspaper on November 19, 1985. The report quoted the communiqué of the public relations department of the Islamic Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office in Tehran.

Arrest and detention

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

Trial

There is no information regarding this trial.

Charges

According to the communiqué, Mr. Jahani Asl was charged with “having contacts with Soleiman Sheikheh; being an agent of the traitorous Salarjaf and recruiting individuals to sabotage networks in Iran; receiving training in sabotage and bomb-planting in Sulaymaniyah in Iraq under the supervision of the Intelligence Agency of the Iraqi Zionist Ba’ath regime; receiving sabotage and bomb-planting plans in Iran; receiving explosives from Saddam’s regime and transporting them from Sulaymaniyah in Iraq to Mahabad in Iran while being assisted by the mercenaries in the Iraq Ba’ath’s Intelligence Agency… receiving a large amount of sum in Iraqi dinar from the mercenaries of the Ba’ath regime in exchange for transferring explosives to Iran for their ominous plans.”

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

No information is available concerning the evidence presented against the accused.

Defense

No information is available concerning Mr. Jahani Asl’s defense.

Judgment

Mr. Jahani Asl was condemned to death. He and two other men were executed on November 18, 1985 in Evin prison.

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