Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Sediqeh Falakru


Age: 22
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: January 10, 1982
Location of Killing: Chalus, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

Ms. Sediqe Falakru 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.

Additional information regarding Ms. Falakru was collected from her friends and an e-form sent to Boroumand Foundation from one of her comrades at the Organization.

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.

According to available information, Ms. Sediqe Falakru was born in a middle class family in Tehran in 1959. She was single and was studying Persian Literature at Tehran University. She was admitted to Mashhad University to study History in 1976, but returned from Mashhad to Tehran after a few months. In 1977-78, she took the University Entrance Exam once again and was accepted at Tehran University. She was intelligent and hardworking but did not care about getting a degree or about her academic progress. She went to the university to join the intellectual – political circles. Ms. Falakru joined the Peykar Organization after the Revolution in 1979. She worked in the student department of the Organization before she was arrested. According to her friends, Ms. Falakru was an intelligent woman, and a very kind, simple, and joyful friend. She loved joking and travelling.

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

According to available information, Ms. Falakru was arrested along with her two other friends at her friends’ home in Rasht on either 22 or 23 December 1981. It seems that he house had been under surveillance. The revolutionary guards jumped over the walls into the yard and took all three of them away. Their room was sealed by the Prosecutor’s office. Ms. Falakru spent a few days in Rasht and the last days of her detention in Chalus Prison. She did not have any visitations during her 19-day detention.


No information is available on Ms. Falakru’s trial.


The charge brought against Ms. Falakru is not known.

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 Ms. Falakru.


No information is available on Ms. Falakru’s defense.


According to collected information, Ms. Falakru was executed by firing squad in Chalus on January 10, 1982 along with her three other friends (Ms. Tahereh Mirehsan, Ms. Minu Sotudehpeima, and Ms. Tahereh Poshtiban).

The revolutionary guards took her body to Lahijan hospital on the same day. There was a shot to the head of each of the four persons. The authorities did not let the family of Ms. Falakru bury her body in the Public cemetery. Ms. Falakru was buried in a friend’s garden in Lahijan. Ms. Sediqe Falakru was 22 years old. .

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