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One Person’s Story

Hossein Okhovat Fude'i


Age: 20
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: March, 1983
Location of Killing: Esfahan, Esfahan Province, Iran
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

Information about Mr. Hossein Okhovat Fude’i has been taken from an interview with a relative. He is one of the 430 individuals whose name appears on the list of “Martyrs of the Peykar Organization for the Liberation of the Working Class” published on the website of Peykar Andeesheh. This execution was also announced in the addendum of the Mojahed magazine, No. 261, published by the Mojahedin Khalgh Organization on September 6, 1985. The list includes 12,028 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.

Mr. Okhovat Fude’i was about 20 years old and was the younger child in his family. His father owned a piece of land in Pudeh village (Esfehan province) where he grew up. He then migrated to Esfehan (city) and started working as a welder. In Esfehan he came to know the Peykar Organization and later he joined this Organization. He was an energetic and idealist.

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.

Arrest and detention

The exact circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. He was arrested in Esfehan in 1982. He was detained briefly in the same city.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charges brought against Mr. Okhovat Fudeh’i 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 the defense.


The details of the verdict leading to this execution are not known. Mr. Hossein Fude’i was executed in February/March of 1983 in Esfehan.

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