Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Abdorreza Qorayshi


Age: 24
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: November, 1984
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Acting against state's security

About this Case

The information about Mr. Abdorreza Qorayshi, son of Gholam Hossein, is based on two electronic forms sent to the Boroumand Foundation by one of his close relatives. According to this information, he was born in Dezful in November of 1960. He was a high school graduate, worked as a laborer, and was a sympathizer of the Komoleh Organization. According to this information, Mr. Qorayshi was very compassionate. He was a humanist and a freedom-loving person. In his will he wrote: “Those yet to come should know that I never swallowed a mouthful without dignity or took a breath without integrity.” Mr. Qorayshi’s family miss him a lot and are very proud of him.

Komala Organization: Several remaining members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran established the Revolutionary Organization of this party in Iraq in the mid 1960s. Esma’il Sharifzadeh, Abdollah Mo’ini, and Molaavareh were among the leaders of this organization who, inspired by the Cuban Revolution, began an armed guerrilla struggle in Kurdistan. When this group was defeated in 1969 and several of its members were arrested, armed struggle was criticized and the Maoist trend overcomes. When some of its leaders were released in 1978, the Revolutionary Organization of Working People in Kurdistan – Komala was established. Based on Marxist theory, Komala was against the capitalists and landlords and encouraged workers and peasants in Kurdistan to an armed uprising against them and the central government. This organization considered the Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran (PDKI) as the rich party and campaigned against it, resulting in several armed conflicts and hundreds dead. In 1982, Komala joined another Marxist group, Sahand, which was basically a theoretical group, and established the Communist Party of Iran. Then it became called the Kurdistan Organization of the Communist Party of Iran – Komala. Years later, this organization separated from the Communist Party of Iran and faced several schisms. The Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan, led by Abdollah Mohtadi, Komala, and the Kurdistan Organization of the Communist Party of Iran led by Ebrahim Alizadeh are some of these factions.

Arrest and detention

According to the information provided to the Boroumand Foundation, Mr. Qorayshi was arrested in Tehran in November of 1982 at 4 pm on his way to visit a friend. He was subsequently transferred to the Evin Prison. By sending a note through a cellmate, he informed his family that he was tortured and beaten all over his body by a cable. Mr. Qorayshi was denied any visitation with his family during the first three months of his detention. Later when he was allowed visitations, only the family members older than 30 years of age were allowed to visit him.


According to the above-mentioned source, Mr. Qorayshi was tried inside the Evin Prison and his trial lasted only five minutes.


According to the above-mentioned source, Mr. Qorayshi was charged with acting against the Islamic Republic regime.

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. According to the information provided to the Boroumand Foundation, Mr. Qorayshi was denied access to attorney.


According to the information provided to the Boroumand Foundation, Mr. Qorayshi was condemned to death and his sentence was carried out in the Evin Prison in November of 1984. According to this source, Mr. Qorayshi was forced to donate blood to the war front before his execution.

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