Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Rostam Bahmani


Age: 43
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Zoroastrianism
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: January 22, 1983
Location: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

Mr. Rostam Bahmani 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 sent to Omid via an electronic form by an individual familiar with this case.

According to the form, Mr. Bahmani studied medicine in Germany and returned to Iran in the late 1960’s for political activism against the regime. He was arrested in 1975 but released with other political prisoners upon the Revolution of 1979. Then, he organized a group of sympathizers of the Organization of the Toilers of Kurdistan (Komaleh), along with some of his friends, who were in prison with him.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Bahmani was arrested in the morning of September 8, 1981 on the way to work. His family was not informed of his arrest for several months. His first visitation was in February 1982, some 5 months after arrest. Afterwards, visitations took place every other week (electronic form).


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charges brought against Mr. Bahmani are not known.

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. Bahmani’s defense.


The details of the verdict leading to this execution are not know. Mr. Rostam Bahmani was executed by a firing squad in Tehran on January 22, 1983.

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