Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Gholam Hossein Hosseini


Age: 29
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam (Shi'a)
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: April 28, 1984
Location of Killing: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

Mr. Gholam Hossein Hosseini is one of the 12,028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) on September 6, 1985. The list includes individuals, affiliated with various opposition groups, who were executed or killed during clashes with the Islamic Republic security forces from June 1981 to the publication date of the magazine.

Mr. Gholam Hossein Hosseini is also among the 282 individuals listed in a United Nations Report on The Situation of Human Right in the Islamic Republic of Iran (Note by the Secretary General), published on November 13, 1985. The report lists these individuals as "Persons Who Were Allegedly, Summarily, and Arbitrarily Executed in the Islamic Republic of Iran: 1984-1985."

The additional information about Mr. Gholam Hossein Hosseini was drawn from the website of the MKO. He was a MKO sympathizer and began his political activities in 1972. Before the Revolution, he was imprisoned for four years. After the Revolution, he spent six months in prison during 1980. His brother, Gholam Abbas Hossieni, was executed by a firing squad in Gorgan in December 1981.

Arrest and detention

The details of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. According to the MKO website, Mr. Gholam Hossein Hosseini was arrested on a Tehran street in August 1981 and transferred to Evin Prison. He withheld his true identity in spite of being severely tortured. However, his identity was disclosed by another prisoner. Afterwards, he was tortured again.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Mr. Gholam Hossein Hosseini’s charges.

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 contains no evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available about his defense.


No specific information is available about the execution sentence. Mr. Gholam Hossein Hosseini was condemned to death and executed by a firing squad at Evin prison on April 28, 1984. According to the MKO website, his family was not informed of his execution. Later, on an approved visiting day, the authorities gave his watch to his parents and informed them of his execution.

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