Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Sirus Moqaddas


Age: 19
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam (Shi'a)
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: July 2, 1981
Location of Killing: Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Printing/distributing leaflets; Counter revolutionary offense; Anti-revolutionary offense

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Sirus Moqaddas and five other individuals was announced in the Jomhuri Eslami daily (July 5, 1981). The news of this execution was followed by a communiqué presented to Pars News Agency by the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Ahvaz. Part of the communiqué reads as follows: “... the anti-people organizations have committed a crime unprecedented in history. These vile mercenaries, under the guise of People's Mojahedin, People’s Fadaiyan of Iran, and Peykar, and in connivance with the enemy of this country and following the ominous plans of the world-domineering America, have engaged in an armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic..."

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.

Further information about Mr. Moqaddas’ case was sent to Omid via an electronic form by a person familiar with the case.

Arrest and detention

According to the form, Mr. Moqaddas was arrested for distributing leaflets for the Mojahedin Organization in Ahvaz. No further information is available regarding his arrest and detention.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Mr. Moqaddas and three other defendants were collectively charged with “armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic of Iran” as members of the People’s Mojahedin. No details of specific acts committed by individual defendants were provided.

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. Moqaddas's defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Ahvaz sentenced Mr. Moqaddas to death. He was executed at 1:45 a.m.

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