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One Person’s Story

Abolfazael Ahmadi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: April 14, 1979
Location of Killing: Khoramabad, Lorestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Corruption on earth; Unspecified anti-revolutionary offense; Treason; Mass murder

About this Case

Kayhan Daily reported Colonel Abolfaza’el Ahmadi’s execution along with one other on 14 April 1979.

Colonel Ahmadi was the Head of Lorestan Police Stations, a province in the west of Iran.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Colonel Ahmadi’s arrest and detention are not known.


The Revolutionary Tribunal of Khoramabad in Lorestan Province, tried Colonel Ahmadi on 13 April 1979 along with one other. According to Kayhan, this trial took place “in the presence of hundreds of the people of this city and the martyrs’ families” and lasted for 4 hours.


Kayhan Daily reported Colonel Ahamdi’s charges as “ordering the mass murder of the innocent people of Khoramabad, arson, and repression of people”.

Evidence of guilt

No information is available concerning the evidence presented against the defendant.


No information is available concerning Colonel Ahmadi’s defense. The report of Kayhan did not mention his lawyer and it is not clear if he had the opportunity to defend himself effectively.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.


The Revolutionary Tribunal of Khoramabad recognized Colonel Ahmadi guilty of “corruption on earth” and “treason” and sentenced him to death. The verdict was carried out at 6:00 a.m., 14 April 1979.

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