Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran
One Person’s Story

Mas'ud Mottahedin


Age: 27
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: May 5, 1984
Location of Killing: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Attempt to assassinate or assassination of state dignitaries; Counter revolutionary opinion and/or speech

About this Case

Information about Mr. Mas’ud Mottahedin has been sent to Omid by an individual familiar with this case via an electronic form. He is also one of the 12028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by Mojahedin Khalq Organization in 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. Moreover, he is 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 13 November 1985. The report lists these individuals as “Persons who were allegedly summarily and arbitrarily executed in the Islamic Republic of Iran: 1984-1985.”

Mr. Mottahedin was a member of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization. His wife, Mitra Chupanzadeh, and his brother, Sa’id, were also executed. According to the form, his two brothers have been executed. No information is available regarding his other brother. His sister, Mahbubeh, was killed under the previous regime.

Arrest and detention

The exact circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. According to the electronic form, he was arrested in 1981 and was detained in Evin and Qezelhesar prisons.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Based on the information provided by the electronic form, Mr. Mottahedin was charged with being a high ranking member of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization, a student leader. He was also accused of being involved in organizing the Mojahedin’s operational teams.

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 does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Mottahedin’s defense.


No information is available on the verdict leading to this execution. Mr. Mas’ud Mottahedin was shot by a firing squad in Tehran on May 5, 1984.

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