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One Person’s Story

Hosein Ayyashi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: November 12, 1980
Location of Killing: Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Treason; Espionage

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Hosein Ayyashi was announced in a communiqué of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Khuzestan published by the Jomhuri Eslami daily (November 13, 1980).

Arrest and detention

The communiqué provided no information on the circumstances of Mr. Ayyashi’s arrest and detention.


Based on the communiqué, the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Ahvaz held session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11, 1980 to examine the case of Mr. Ayyashi, a resident of Khuninshahr [Khoramshar] at the time.


Mr. Ayyashi was charged with “active and repeated cooperation with an Iraqi officer in the form of giving information in return for money in the suburbs of Hamidiyeh and in the presence of the enemy.”

Evidence of guilt

The communiqué mentioned that the verdict was issued based on the defendant’s clear confessions and the available evidence. No more information was provided in this regard.


The communiqué provided no information about the defendant’s defense.


The religious judge at the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Ahvaz declared Mr. Ayyashi a “corruptor on earth” and sentenced him to death. The sentence was carried out at 1 p.m. the day after his trial in Imam Khomeini Square in Ahvaz.

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