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One Person’s Story

Gholam Hossein Ahrabi


Age: 39
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June 12, 1984
Location of Killing: Mashhad, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

Earlier, Gholam Hossein Ahrabi learned Physics and lived in Europe for a time.  When the Ranjbaran Party formed in Iran, he became a valuable member.

Mr. Gholam Hossein Ahrabi is one of the 12,028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No. 261), published by the 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.

Mr. Ahrabi is also one of the 282 individuals whose names were published in the UN report on the human rights situation in Iran on November 13, 1985. This report includes a list titled, “Those who were executed without trial or jurisprudence in the Islamic Republic, 1984-1985.”

Further information about Mr. Ahrabi is gathered from a book titled “Siavoshan: Remembrance of the Ranjbaran Party of Iran’s Martyrs,” by Baqer Mortazavi © 1999, Germany.

Mr. Ahrabi was born in 1945. He graduated from Tehran University in Physics. He went to Germany in 1973 and returned to Iran before the Revolution. He was arrested and detained for political activities. In February 1979, he was released with other prisoners. With the creation of the Ranjbaran Party in 1979, he became an important member of the Party. 

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. Mr. Ahrabi was arrested in Mashhad in 1983. He was detained at the University of Educational Sciences, which had been transformed into a prison. According to his prison mates, he was tortured severely while in the prison. 


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. 


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

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available on Mr. Ahrabi's defense. 


No details are available on Mr. Ahrabi's execution. He was hanged at dawn on June 12, 1984, at the place of his detention.

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