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One Person’s Story

Amir Rahdar

About

Age: 26
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Married

Case

Date of Killing: September 29, 1982
Location: India
Mode of Killing: Stabbing (extrajudicial)
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

Mr. Amir Rahdar 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. Amir Rahdar is one of the 12,028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by the 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.

According to the contents of the Andeesheh va Peykar, Mr. Rahdar born in Abadan in 1956 and moved to India in 1978 to continue his education. He was known as “one of the most active sympathizers of the Peykar Oganization.” Agents of the Islamic Republic of Iran attacked him several times. Mr. Amir Rahdar was assassinated by regime’s agents in Bangalore, India on September 29, 1982. No other information is available about his murder.

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.

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