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One Person’s Story

Reysan Mo'avi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 25, 1979
Location of Killing: Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Counter revolutionary offense; Bombing

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Rayson Ma’avi and five others was reported by the correspondent of the Kayhan daily in Ahvaz (October 27, 1979).

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Based on this report, the charges against the defendant were: “throwing hand grenades at the Police Academy in Ahvaz and causing explosion” as well as “participation in sabotage activities.”

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Ma’avi 's defense.


Mr. Ma’avi was sentenced to death by the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Ahvaz. He was executed in the morning.

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