Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Mehran Nokhostlotfi


Age: 24
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 7, 1983
Location of Killing: Gohardasht Prison, Karaj, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

The information about Mr. Mehran Nakhostlotfi is based on an interview with a person close to him. He is also 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.” He was born in Rasht, a high school graduate and a sympathizer of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization. During the Revolution, he was an activist and a member of the Revolutionary Committee in the Noqrehdasht Quarter of Rasht.

Arrest and detention

The details of Mr. Mehran Nakhostlotfi’s arrest and detention are not known. He was arrested in his house in Tehran in the summer of 1981. He was detained at Evin and Gohardasht prisons. For more than one year, his family had no information about his detention location. According to the interviewee, after a visitation with her son, his mother said: “My son was deformed because of severe torture and his head was swollen.”


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Mr. Nakhostlotfi’s charges.

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available about Mr. Nakhostlotfi’s defense.


No specific information is available about the execution sentence. Mr. Mehran Nakhostlotfi was executed at Gohardasht prison on January 7, 1983. A few months after his only visitation, the officials of Gohardasht called his parents and asked them to pick up their son’s belongings. According to the interviewee, “When most prisons were overpopulated, a Human Rights delegation was scheduled to visit the prisons. In order to reduce the number of prisoners, officials executed Mehran, along with 400 other prisoners. I met a person at Behesht-e Zahran cemetery who claimed that he witnessed the mass burial of victims. According to him, ‘They dug a huge area with a bulldozer and we counted 400 bodies.’ They called this section of Behesht-eZahran ‘Kafarabad’ [a place for infidels].”

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