Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Shahla Omidvar


Age: 20
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: August 7, 1981
Location of Killing: Bojnurd, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Counter revolutionary opinion and/or speech

About this Case

Ms. Shahla Omidvar is one of the 12028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by Mojahedin Khalq Organization in 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. Additional information has been drawn from an electronic form sent to Omid by an individual familiar with this case. According to the electronic form, she was born in Bojnord and affiliated with the Mojahedin Khalq Organization.

Arrest and detention

The exact circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. According to the form, she was arrested a few months before the execution and was detained at a hotel that was used as a prison.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


According to the form, Ms. Omidvar was charged with affiliation with the Mojahedin Khalq Organization.

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available on Ms. Omidvar’s defense.


Ms. Shahla Omidvar was executed by a firing squad in Bojnord on August 7, 1981 (Mojahed).

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