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One Person’s Story

Mostafa Dadashi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 8, 1979
Location of Killing: Nahavand, Hamedan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Anti-revolutionary offense; Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mostafa Dadashi, born in Khorram-Darreh (Zanjan province), and another individual was reported by the correspondent of the Kayhan newspaper (September 9, 1979).

Arrest and detention

Mr. Dadashi was arrested in Tehran.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Mr. Dadashi was charged with “torturing the combatant youth of Nahavand, battery, coercing people to collaborate with the SAVAK [the National Intelligence and Security Organization, before the Revolution], causing an abortion, and harassing people of Nahavand [Hamedan province] in general during his 4 years of service in this town.”

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 the defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Nahavand declared Mr. Dadashi a “corruptor on earth” and sentenced him to death. He was executed by firing squad at dawn in Nahavand on September 8, 1979.

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