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One Person’s Story

Seyyed Mohsen Hosseini


Age: 21
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam (Shi'a)
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: October 6, 1981
Location of Killing: Karaj, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting

About this Case

The execution of Seyyed Mohsen Hoseini 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 8, 1981).

This execution was also reported in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by Mojahedin Khalq Organization in 1985. The list includes 12028 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.

Arrest and detention

No information is available about Mr. Hoseini's arrest or detention.


No information is available on Mr. Hoseini's trial.


Mr. Hoseini was charged with "active sympathizing with the Monafeqin [“hypocrites”: term used by the Islamic Republic to refer to members of the People's Mujahedin of Iran]; participation in the clashes of Shahriar, in particular the clash of 31/3/1360 [June 20, 1981] [references made to an explosive]; and financial assistance to the People’s Mujahedin."

Evidence of guilt

No information is available about the evidence of guilt presented against the defendant.


There is no information about the accused's defense.


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

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