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One Person’s Story

Nozhat Musavi


Age: 26
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: July 30, 1981
Location of Killing: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Nozhat Musavi, resident of Some’ehsara (Gilan province), son of Mirahmad, along with three other individuals, was announced by the Revolutionary Guards of Gilan province and published in the Kayhan newspaper on August 3, 1981. He is also one of the 12,028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by the Mojahedin Khalq Organization on September 6, 1985. The list includes individuals, affiliated with various opposition groups, who were executed or killed during clashes with the Islamic Republic security forces from June 1981 to the publication date of the magazine.

According to the Mojahed magazine, Mr. Musavi was affiliated with the Mojahedin Khalq Organization. He taught at a high school.

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 Mr. Musavi was tried at the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Rasht.


Mr. Musavi and three other individuals were collectively charged with “armed rebellion against the regime of the Islamic Republic.”

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.

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. Musavi’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Rasht identified Mr. Nezhat Musavi a “rebel, corruptor, and an enemy of God” and condemned him to death. He was shot by a firing squad in Rasht on July 30, 1981 at dawn.

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