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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Salahzehi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February 25, 1984
Location of Killing: Iranshahr, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder; Armed robbery

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mohammad Salahzehi was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on February 28, 1984. The newspaper specifies that Mr. Salahzehi was “a member of the anti-revolutionary gang of mercenary thugs.” There is no mention of the name of the group.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


According to the report, Mr. Salahzehi was charged with “participation in taking passer-bys as hostages and extorting money from them, participation in armed hostage taking conducted by thugs, martyring Private Mehraban and his company, armed robbery and plundering, as well as close collaboration with the leaders of mercenary thugs.”

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.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Salahzehi's defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Zahedan sentenced Mohammad Salahzehi to death. After being confirmed by the Supreme Judicial Council, the sentence was carried out in public in the town of Iranshahr.

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