Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Nasrin Izadi Vahedi


Age: 27
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: March 11, 1982
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

Mr. Nasrin Izadi Vahedi is one of the 430 individuals whose name appears on the list of “Martyrs of the Peykar Organization for the Liberation of the Working Class” published on the website of Peykar Andeesheh. This list contains the names of those members of the Organization who died after the Revolution of 1979. More than 400 of the individuals on this list have been executed. Additional information about Ms. Nasrin Izadi Vahedi is taken from an interview with one of her friends and the book From an Ebullient Ideal published by the Sympathizers of the Peykar Organization in September of 1985. Also a person close to her sent some information to Omid.

This execution was also announced in the addendum of the Mojahed magazine, No. 261, published by the Mojahedin Khalgh Organization on the 6th of September 1985. The list includes 12,028 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. Moreover, Ms. Nasrin Izadi Vahedi is one of the 1,533 executed prisoners listed by the Association of Iranian Women of Köln (Germany). The list, published on September 10, 1997, is entitled: "A partial list of names of women executed by the Islamic Republic of Iran.” This list has been updated by former political prisoners living in various countries.

According to the available information, she was born in 1954 and graduated from Tehran University with a degree in economics. She was an active member of the Peykar Organization and worked in the Theoretical Section of the organization. She had a ten month old daughter. Her husband, Behruz Jahandar Malekabadi, died under torture at Evin prison on February 17, 1982.

The Peykar Organization for the Liberation of the Working Class was founded by a number of dissident members of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization who had converted to Marxism-Leninism. Peykar was also joined by a number of political organizations, known as Khat-e Se (Third line). The founding tenets of Peykar included the rejection of guerrilla struggle and a strong stand against the pro-Soviet policies of the Iranian Tudeh Party. Peykar viewed the Soviet Union as a "Social imperialist" state, believed that China had deviated from the Marxist-Leninist principles, and radically opposed all factions of the Islamic regime of Iran. The brutal repression of dissidents by the Iranian government, and splits within Peykar in 1981 and 1982, effectively dismantled the Organization and scattered its supporters. By the mid-1980s, Peykar was no longer in existence.

Arrest and detention

According to the available information, police surrounded her house on December 29, 1981. She was arrested along with her husband and their ten month old baby. They were taken to Evin prison. The child was taken back to the family two days later. During her detention, her family was not able to visit her or receive any information about her.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Ms. Nasrin Izadi Vahedi’s charges.

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 does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available about her defense.


No specific information regarding the death sentence is available. Ms. Nasrin Izadi Vahedi was executed by a firing squad at Evin prison on March 11, 1982. She was buried in the Behesht-e Zahra cemetery.

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