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One Person’s Story

Abolfazl Bahrami Nejad


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


Date of Killing: February 26, 1984
Location of Killing: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Counter revolutionary opinion and/or speech

About this Case

Mr. Abolfazl Bahrami Nejad is among the 282 individuals listed in a United Nations Report on The Situation of Human Right in the Islamic Republic of Iran (Note by the Secretary General), published on November 13, 1985. The report lists these individuals as "Persons Allegedly Summarily and Arbitrarily Executed in the Islamic Republic of Iran: 1984-1985."

The additional information about Mr. Bahrami Nejad is taken from the book The Tudeh Martyrs, copyright 2001 by The Tudeh Party of Iran Publications. He was born in Ardebil. He was a student at the Technical University of Tehran and an employee of the Computers Office of the Army. After the Revolution, he joined the Tudeh Party and worked in a very sensitive position in the party’s Secret Organization.

The Tudeh Party of Iran was created in 1941. The Tudeh's ideology was Marxist-Leninist and it supported the former Soviet Union's policies. The Party played a major role on Iran's political scene until it was banned following the August 19, 1953 coup. After the 1979 Revolution, the Tudeh actively supported the Ayatollah Khomeini and his Islamic Republic. Although the Party never opposed the Islamic Republic, it became the target of government attacks from 1982 when most of the Party's leaders and members were imprisoned.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are unknown. Mr. Bahrami Nejad was arrested in Tehran in May 1983.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Mr. Bahrami Nejad’s charges. The Tudeh Martyrs book quotes Mr. Bahrami Nejad’s cellmate’s assertion that one of the charges against him was his authorship of a book called “A Research on Nature and Metaphysics.”

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available about the defendant’s defence.


No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution sentence. Mr. Bahrami Nejad was executed by a firing squad in the Jamshidieh Garrison in Tehran on February 26, 1984. He was executed by a firing squad along with his cousin, Mohammad Bahrami Nejad, and eight others who were high ranking members of the military group of the Tudeh Party.

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