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One Person’s Story

Ruhollah Baqervand


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


Date of Killing: July 22, 1981
Location of Killing: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Ruhollah Baqervand and 14 other individuals was announced in the Kayhan newspaper, on July 22, 1981. Public Relations department of the Public Prosecution Office released the names and charges of the convicted individuals to the media. Mr. Baqeri 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. This execution was also reported in the addendum of the Mojahed magazine, No. 261, August 1985, published by the Mojahedin Khalgh Organization.

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

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The Public Prosecution Offices did not release the charges brought against Mr. Ruhollah Baqervand to the media.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


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


In accordance with the verdict of the Revolutionary Tribunal, Mr. Ruhollah Baqervand was executed by a firing squad at Evin Prison in Tehran on July 22, 1981. No information is available on the judgment but the bodies of the executed individuals were transferred to the forensic team.

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