Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Ali Salamian Kashi


Age: 16
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: August, 1981
Location of Killing: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

About this Case

The information about Mr. Mohammad Ali Salamian Kashi was drawn from the website of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) and from an electronic form sent by a close friend. He was born in Tehran in 1965. He lived with his family in Tehranpars. This friend remembers that Ali’s family was very respectful and religious. He was a student at Kharazmi high school. This friend remembers that, “Ali used to work in [the] summer to save money and help needy people. He was one of the most honest kids [that] I have ever met in my life.” After the revolution, influenced by his older brother and sister, he joined the sympathizers of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization. His older brother, Mohammad Hassan, also a MKO sympathizer, was killed five months later in 1982. Ali and his Hassan’s parents both died soon after.

Arrest and detention

According to the MKO website, Mr. Mohammad Ali Salamian Kashi was arrested by the Revolutionary Guards at the age of 16 in a MKO team house along with eight others in August 1981. According to this friend, Ali was responsible for providing food to a team house for the MKO. One day when he was bringing food to this team house, he was arrested.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Mr. Salamian Kashi’s charges.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution contains no evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available about his defense.


Mr. Mohammad Ali Salamian Kashi was executed by a firing squad in August 1981. According to the MKO website, he was executed three days after his arrest. He was 16 at the time of his execution.

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