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One Person’s Story

Abbas Kurdbacheh


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June 1, 1979
Location of Killing: Yazd, Yazd Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Murder of persons and/or killing Muslims or/and freedom fighters; Mass murder

About this Case

Case Remarks

Mr. Abbas Kurdbacheh is one of 438 victims listed in a March 13, 1980 Amnesty International report. The report lists defendants who were convicted by Revolutionary Tribunals in the period from their inception until 12 August 1979. The list of victims and charges is drawn from sources including translations of indictments, reports of trials carried out by local and foreign media and the bulletins of the official Pars News Agency reports.

International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic’s authorities have executed individuals on trumped up charges such as drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Arrest and detention

No information regarding the defendant's arrest and detention is available.


Amnesty International's report on this execution contains no information regarding the defendant's identity or trial.


The charges against Mr. Kurdbacheh, according to the Amnesty report, were: massacre during demonstrations, causing death to unnamed persons during demonstration; armed attack, attacking people's homes, attacking demonstrators, shooting at people, direct interference to crush campaigners leading to murder and injury, firing on demonstration, injuring demonstrators.

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

No information is available on the evidence presented against Mr. Kurdbacheh.


No information is available on the defence.


The defendant was sentenced to death and executed. No further information is available.

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