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One Person’s Story

Ghias Zakeri


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 4, 1979
Location of Killing: Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense; Acting against state's security

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ghias Zakeri and 7 others was announced by the Public Prosecutor of Abadan and Khoramshahr in a telephone conversation with the correspondent of Pars News Agency in Ahvaz. The Kayhan and Enqelab Eslami dailies published the news (October 4 & 6, 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.


Mr. Zakeri was charged with "having contacts with elements outside the country, receiving guerilla training, taking preliminary steps in view of an armed rebellion, and planning the bombing of the Khorramshahr railroad and of the oil wells.”

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available on the defendant’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Abadan and Khoramshahr sentenced Mr. Zakeri to death. The sentence was carried out at 4 a.m.

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