Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Ali Sirani


Age: 17
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: September 26, 1981
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Death in custody
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

Mr. Ali Sirani 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.

The report of Mr. Sirani’s execution, along with three others, was also sent to Omid via an electronic form on April 4, 2006 and another form on March 15, 2007 by persons familiar with this case. Mr. Sirani, born in Abadan, was in his last year of high school.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. According to the form Mr. Sirani was arrested in September 1981. He was detained at the 209 section of the Evin Prison and his family was not given any information regarding Mr. Sirani’s arrest. He spent a few days in detention before reportedly dying under torture in prison.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


There is no mention of the charges brought up against the defendant in the reports of his execution.

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. Sirani's defense.


There is no information available regarding the details of the defendant’s sentencing. According to the form, Mr. Sirani’s family was not notified of his death until 2 weeks later and he was buried in a way that they were not able to access his body.

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