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One Person’s Story

Mahmud Hajbaqeran


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam (Shi'a)
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: January 27, 1985
Location of Killing: Mashhad, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Corruption on earth; Membership of anti-regime guerilla group; Living in safe houses

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Mahmud Hajbaqeran was reported in the Kayhan daily on February 2, 1985.

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.

According to the information available on the list, Mr. Hajbaqeran was a father of one.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


According to this report, Mr. Hajbaqeran was charged with “being an active member of [the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization] in Torbat-e Heidariyeh, being in charge of the preliminary measures of this organization in Mashad, living in safe houses until he was arrested, having contacts with the high-ranking members of this organization and having a forged ID card.”

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. Hajbaqeran’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Mashad declared Mr. Hajbaqeran “a corruptor on earth as well as an enemy of God and the Prophet and sentenced him to death. Having been confirmed by the Islamic Revolution’s Supreme Court, the sentence was carried out on January 27, 1985.”

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