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One Person’s Story

Gholam Jalili Kohnehshahri


Age: 28
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: April 4, 1984
Location: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

The information regarding Mr. Gholam Jalili Kohnehshahri’s execution is based on an interview with one of his relatives. He is one of the 430 individuals whose names appear on the list of “Martyrs of the Peykar Organization for the Liberation of the Working Class” published on the website of Andeesheh va Peykar. 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.

Mr. Jalili Kohnehshahri was a student in Tehran’s Polytechnic University majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He worked on the project building the Ekbatan Apartments. He was a member of the Peykar Organization for Freedom of the Working Class.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Jalili Kohnehshahri was arrested during a secret meeting on October 5, 1983. He was interrogated and detained in the Evin Prison. He was denied the right to have an attorney and his only visitor was his mother two months after he was imprisoned. In total, he was allowed visitors only four or five times during his 6-month detention.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. According to his relatives, he did not mention anything about his trial during his visitations.


No information is available on Mr. Jalili Kohnehshahri's charges.

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available on Mr. Jalili Kohnehshahri's defense.


No details are available concerning the judgment and the execution date of Mr. Jalili Kohnehshahri. But, according to a note written on his blanket given to his mother by prison officials, it is possible that he was executed on April 4, 1984. According to his relatives, when his mother went to visit him, the prison officials told her she could not visit him and gave her a phone number to call. During this call, his family was notified of his execution. They were told that he was buried in Beheshteh Zahra. But, later on, (on December 29), they told the family that he was buried in the Khavarn cemetery instead.

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