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One Person’s Story

Majid Saqafi


Age: 20
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: October 7, 1981
Location: Karaj, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Participating in armed demonstrations; Sympathizing with anti-regime guerilla groups

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Majid Saqafi and two other individuals was announced in a communiqué by the Public Relations Office of the Prosecutor's office. The Jomhuri Eslami daily published this communiqué (October 7, 1981).

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Mr. Saqafi was charged with "intense sympathy with the Monafeqin [“hypocrites”: term used by the Islamic Republic to refer to members of the People's Mujahedin of Iran], participation in regular meetings of the movement, organization of meetings in his own house, participation in the Hesar-e Karaj clash, and attacking Muslim people.”

Evidence of guilt

The communique refers to “the accused's own confession” and “identification by the Revolutionary Guard officials.” No specific information is available on the contents of the confession.


No information is available on Mr. Saqafi's defense.


The Revolutionary Tribunal of Karaj declared Mr. Saqafi an "enemy of God and his prophet" and a "rebel against the Islamic state." He was sentenced to death.

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