Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Mahmud Bozorgmehr


Age: 30
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: July 15, 1984
Location of Killing: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

Mr. Mahmud Bozorgmehr, a father of one, 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. Additional information about Mr. Bozorgmehr is gathered from a book titled Siavoshan: Remembrance of the Ranjbaran Party of Iran’s Martyrs by Baqer Mortazavi, 1999, Germany.

Mr. Bozorgmehr went to France many years before the 1979 Revolution. He became a member of the Student Confederation Board in 1969. He returned to Iran in 1978. He was one of the founders of the Ranjbaran Party in 1979.

The Confederation of Iranian Students, National Union, (CISNU) was the outcome of a 1962 merger of Iranian students’ associations formed two years earlier in Europe and the United States with the aim of promoting cooperation, strengthening students groups, and informing them of their rights and obligations. The Confederation was composed mainly of members or sympathizers of the National Front and the Tudeh. During the first years of its activities, the organization’s leadership was dominated by the National Front supporters. In the 1960s and 1970s, the Confederation became a significant opposition force outside Iran, bringing media visibility to political prisoners and repression in Iran. In 1971, the Iranian government declared the CISNU illegal. The Confederation radicalized progressively and by the mid-1970s, it was dominated by pro-guerrilla student organizations. Its new Charter (1975) explicitly called for the overthrow of the Shah’s regime. After the Islamic Revolution most of its members returned to Iran.

The Ranjbaran Party of Iran was established, in Tehran, by a number of Marxist groups and parties in late December 1979. The founders of Ranjbaran were Marxist – Leninist and followers of Mao Tse-Tung’s school of thought. They opposed the USA and the USSR and supported Ruhollah Khomeini as an anti-imperialist leader. During the massive repression of 1981, the party was banned and its leaders were executed. Its publication, Ranjbar, is occasionally published outside Iran since 1981.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are unknown. He was arrested in the early 1980s, though the exact date is unknown.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Mr. Bozorgmehr’s charges.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution contains no evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Bozorgmehr’s defense.


No information is available on the verdict leading to this execution. Mr. Mahmud Bozorgmehr executed by a firing squad in Tehran on July 15, 1984.

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