Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Gholam Hossein Taqizadeh


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


Date of Killing: January 28, 1982
Location of Killing: Gachsaran, Kohgiluyeh-va Boyer-Ahmad Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

Mr. Gholam Hossein Taqizadeh is one of the 12,028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by Mojahedin Khalq Organization on September 6, 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. Taqizadeh’s name is also mentioned in the book Our Martyrs for Freedom and Socialism, by Rah-e Kargar publications (1988). Additional information has been sent to Omid to an individual close to him through an electronic form. According to this form, he was an energetic and loving young man, with a good sense of humor. He was a sympathizer of the Revolutionary Workers Organization of Iran, Rah-e Kargar.

“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 rejected the idea of armed struggle and believed in political action. They identified themselves as Marxist-Leninists, promoting a 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 exact circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are unknown. He was arrested on January 17, 1982 (electronic form).


No information is available on the defendant’s trial other than it took place in Gachsaran (Kohkiluyeh va Boyerahmad province).


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

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available about the defense.


No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution sentence. According to the electronic form, Mr. Gholam Hossein Taqizadeh was executed in Gachsaran by a firing squad on January 28, 1982.

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