Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Nezam Hassani


Age: 17
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February 15, 1983
Location of Killing: Saqqez, Kordestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense

About this Case

Mr. Nezam Hassani is 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. This information was also sent to Omid via an electronic form by a person familiar with Mr. Hassani’s case.

According to the Mojahed, he belonged to the Etteha-e Komonist-ha, but the electronic form stated that he was affiliated with the Razmandegan Organization.

The Razmandegan Organization for the Liberation of the Working Class was founded in the winter of 1979. Its activities were focused on the working class and factories. The founding tenets of Razmandegan included the rejection of armed struggle and a strong stand against the pro-Soviet policies of the Iranian Tudeh Party. It viewed the Soviet Union as a “Social imperialist” state and believed that China had deviated from the Marxist-Leninist principles. Razmandegan was among the groups that became known as Khat-e Se (Third line). By early 1981, disagreements on the Party’s position on the Iran-Iraq war caused internal splits in Razmandegan. These splits, which coincided with the massive and brutal repression of dissidents by the Iranian government, caused the Organization to disband.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known except that he was arrested in 1981.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


There is not information regarding the charges brought against this defendant.

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. Hassani’s defense.


Mr. Nezam Hassani was sentenced to death by the Revolutionary court and executed in Saqez (Kordestan Province). No further information is available regarding this execution.

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