Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Baba Pursa'adat


Age: 42
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: January 26, 1985
Location of Killing: Bojnurd, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Sedition and/ or threat to public security

About this Case

Mr. Baba Pursa’adat 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. Mr. Pursa’adat was a teacher and was affiliated with the Tufan Party.

Hezb-e Kar (Labor Party, or Tufan) was founded as a result of a split from the Tudeh Party of Iran (Dec. 10, 1963). The Iran Labor Party calls itself Marxist-Leninist and communist. The Party believes that following the death of Stalin, who had established the dictatorship of the proletariat in its true sense, the Soviet Union became a social imperialist country. The Party supports the overthrow of the Islamic Republic and the establishment of a proletarian dictatorship; its activities are mainly concentrated outside Iran. The Iran Labor Party is a member of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations. It is publishes the magazine Tufan.

Arrest and detention

The exact circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. Mr. Pursa’adat was arrested in Tehran in 1982, and detained in Evin prison.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial other than the appeal court probably took place in Bojnord (Khorasan province).


Mr. Pursa’adat was charged with “action against national security.”

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.

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. Pursa’adat’s defense.


The details of the verdict leading to this execution are not known. According to the electronic form, Mr. Pursa’adat was shot by a firing squad on January 26, 1985 in Bojnord

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