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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Damani


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March 6, 1980
Location of Killing: Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Murder; Robbery

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mohammad Damani was reported by the correspondent of the Ettela’at dailyfrom Zahedan (March 8, 1980)

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. Each year, Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Arrest and detention

The report mentioned that the defendant was arrested by the Revolutionary Guards (Pasadaran), but the specific circumstances of his arrest and detention are unknown.


According to the report, the defendant was tried at the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Zahedan; however, no specific information regarding the circumstances of the trial was provided.


Based on the report, Mr. Damani was charged with “armed robbery on the Iranshahr-Chabahar road” and “murdering two drivers.”

Evidence of guilt

This report contained no information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on the accused’s defense.


Mr. Damani was sentenced to death. The sentence was carried out on a Thursday morning.

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