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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February 6, 1980
Location of Killing: Bushehr, Bushehr Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Murder; Corruption on earth

About this Case

Kayhan Daily reported Sergeant Javanmardi’s execution on 7 February 1979.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Sergeant Javanmardi’s arrest and detention are not known.


The Revolutionary Tribunal of Bushehr, a city in the South of Iran, tried Sergeant Javanmardi.


Kayhan Daily reported Sergeant Javanmardi’s charges as “murdering Martyr Naser Daneshgar in Sa’dabad (a part of Bushehr).” This report did not give further details about this incident or the defendant’s role in it.

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available concerning Sergeant Javanmardi’s defense and it is not clear if he had the opportunity to defend himself effectively, for example whether he had access to a lawyer or the possibility to summon witnesses in his favor, etc. The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.


The Revolutionary Tribunal of Bushehr recognized Sergeant Javanmardi guilty of “corruption on earth and waging war on God” and sentenced him to death. He was shot dead on 6 February 1979.

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