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One Person’s Story

Seyed Ahmad Musavi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 6, 1981
Location of Killing: Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Adultery; Addiction; Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Seyed Ahmad Musavi, son of Seyed Hossein, was announced in the Kayhan and the Jomhuri Eslami newspapers on October 8, 1981.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial other than he was tried at the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Ahvaz.


Mr. Musavi was charged with “adultery, consumption of alcohol, illicit use of narcotic drugs, and causing the perversion of individuals”.

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. 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 his defense.


Pursuant to the verdict of Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Ahvaz, Mr. Seyed Ahmad Musavi was executed on October 6, 1981 at dawn.

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