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One Person’s Story



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


Date of Killing: 1988
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Counter revolutionary opinion and/or speech; Apostasy

About this Case

Mr. Abrandi is on a list of people allegedly executed in Iran. This list was published in a Report of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations on The Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The report was prepared by Professor Reynaldo Galindo Pohl in November 1990.

Aditional information about Mr. Abrandi is taken from the book Martyrs in the Path to Freedom, copyright 1988 by Rah-e Kargar publications. He was a sympathizer of the Revolutionary Workers Organization of Iran-Rah-e Kargar. He was over 50 years old when executed. The execution date in the UN report is different from what Rah-e Kargar reported.

"Rah-e Kargar" or the "Revolutionary Workers Organization of Iran" was established in the summer of 1979. The Organization was founded by individuals from various leftist groups who had rejected the idea of armed struggle and believed in political action. They called themselves Marxist-Leninists, promoting socialist revolution and the leadership of the proletariat. They differed with the pro-Soviet communist party, Tudeh, in that they opposed the Islamic Republic and Ayatollah Khomeini's leadership.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. But, it has been reported to the United Nations' special representative: "Trials before Islamic Revolutionary Courts have usually taken place in secret, sometimes inside prisons; defendants have not usually enjoyed the right to be represented by a lawyer, and often have not even been made aware that the proceedings were in fact a trial and not an interrogation session."


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

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. According to the Rah-e Kargar book, Mr. Abrandi was executed by a firing squad in the Evin prison in the spring of 1988.

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