Amir-Abbas Hoveyda’s wedding ceremony

Khalkhali repeatedly yelled at and insulted Hoveyda during much of the trial, calling him “a corrupter of the earth” and a “Western criminal puppet”, refusing to allow him to make a testimony in his defense. In defiance, Hoveyda denounced Khalkhali and informed him that he had no intention of defending himself any longer in front of a sham court. Immediately, Khalkhali announced his sentence, death by firing squad and confiscation of all material possessions.