Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Naser Purzad


Age: 18
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: 1982
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Counter revolutionary offense

About this Case

Mr. Naser Purzad, a member of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization, 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.

Further information was sent to Omid via an electronic form by a person familiar with the case. Mr. Purzad, a senior in high school, reportedly opposed the government’s interpretation of Islam and was active in the Mojahedin Khalq Organization.

Arrest and detention

Based on the available information, Mr. Purzad was arrested in 1980 and held in prison for a year and a half before his execution. His family was not told of the place of his detention for the first year after his arrest. They were then made aware that he was detained at the Evin Prison and he was allowed 2 or 3 visitations with his family. Mr. Purzad had no access to legal council.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


On the form it is mentioned that Mr. Purzad was charged with being “anti-Islam and anti-revolutionary.

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. Purzad’s defense.


No specific information regarding the death sentence is available. According to the form, the prison authorities did not tell Mr. Purzad’s family of his execution for two months. Upon calling the prison, his father was told that Mr. Purzad was executed, but the authorities did not disclose the location of his burial.

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