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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Yazdanian


Age: 34
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: August 2, 1983
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Counter revolutionary offense

About this Case

The information regarding Mr. Mohammad Yazdanian’s execution has been sent to Omid via two electronic forms by persons familiar with his case. Mr. Tazdanian, born in Kashan (Esfahan province), was a physics student at the Aryamehr University of Technology (today’s Sharif University). Prior to 1975, he was a member of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization and later he turned to Marxism and was affiliated with Peykar Organization, and then Razmandegan, and Sahand.

The Sahand Organization (or Ettehad-e Mobarezan-e Komonist”) was founded after the Islamic Revolution of February 1979, with a specific focus on ideology. After Sahand developed the project of the Communist Party of Iran in 1982, and the Party was founded by Sahand and Komala and remainders of such Communist organizations as Peykar, Razmandegan, and some affiliates of the Fadaiyan Khalq. Komala in Kurdistan became the center of the Communist Party of Iran, whose main publication was the “Communist” monthly magazine.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Yazdanian was arrest in September 1982 by the Revolutionary Guards and detained at Evin Prison in Tehran. During his detention, he was denied the right to have an attorney or visits with his family. According to the available information, in prison he lost a lot of weight and his hair turned white.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial other than it took place at the Tehran’s Police Joined Committee in November/December 1982. The trial session took place over the span of 2 to 3 months.


Mr. Yazdanian was reportedly charged with “membership in the Sahand Organization.”

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant, other than the testimony of prosecutor’s was used as evidence of guilt.


No information is available on Mr. Yazdanian’s defense. He was denied the right to have an attorney or access to his file.


Mr. Mohammad Yazdanian was sentenced to death. He was denied the right to appeal against this verdict. He executed at Evin Prison on August 2, 1983.

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