Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Adel Khunamir Dashti


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


Date of Killing: February 11, 1982
Location of Killing: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unspecified anti-revolutionary offense

About this Case

Mr. Adel Khunamir Dashti is one of the 12,028 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 about Mr. Khunamir Dashti, son of Nurollah, is based on an electronic form sent to the Boroumand Foundation by a person familiar with this case. According to this information, he was married and had two children. He was born into a working class family and his father was a senior political activist of the Tudeh Party. Mr. Khunamir Dashti was an electrical engineer working in the Radio and Television Organization. He was an expert at building remote controlled listening devices. According to the electronic form, Mr. Khunamir Dashti was a sympathizer of the Revolutionary Workers Organization of Iran. Based on the addendum to the Mojahed magazine, however, he was a member of Fadayian Khalq.

“Rah-e Kargar” or the “Revolutionary Workers Organization of Iran” was established in the summer of 1979. The Organization was founded by individuals from various leftist groups who rejected the idea of armed struggle and believed in political action. They identified themselves as Marxist-Leninists, promoting a socialist revolution and the leadership of the proletariat. They differed with the pro-Soviet communist party, Tudeh, in that they opposed the Islamic Republic and Ayatollah Khomeini’s leadership.

Arrest and detention

According to the information sent to the Boroumand Foundation, Mr. Khunamir Dashti was arrested at his work place in Tehran and transferred to the Evin Prison.


No information is available on the accused’s trial.


No information is available on Mr. Khunamir Dashti’s charges.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this accused 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 accused.


No information is available about the accused’s defense.


Based on the addendum to the Mojahed magazine, Mr. Khunamir Dashti was executed by a firing squad in Tehran on February 11, 1982.

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