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One Person’s Story

Yar'ali Kavusi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim


Date of Killing: April 10, 1985
Location of Killing: Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Murder; Robbery

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Yar’ali Kavusi was reported in the Kayhan daily on April 8, 1985.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Kavusi was arrested by the police officers 24 hours after committing the crime on February 19, 1984. There is no further information regarding the circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Mr. Kavusi was charged with first-degree murder and robbery.

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. Kavusi’s defense.


Mr. Kavusi was sentenced to death. He was executed in Gotvand (Khuzestan province) in the presence of the victim’s relatives in the afternoon of April 10, 1985.

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