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One Person’s Story

Ebrahim Fati


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 10, 1981
Location of Killing: Masjed Soleyman, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Corruption on earth; Living in safe houses; Participating in clashes with revolutionary guards and or Bassij brothers; Plotting to overthrow the Islamic Republic; Sympathizing with anti-regime guerilla groups; War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Ebrahim Fati, son of Faraj, along with three others, was published in theKeyhan newspaper on September 13, 1981. The Public Relations Department of the Central Public Prosecutor’s Office issued an announcement concerning these executions, the defendants' names and their charges, and released it to the Pars news agency.

Mr. Ebrahim Fati is one of the 430 individuals whose names appear on the list of “Martyrs of the Peykar Organization for the Liberation of the Working Class” published on the website of Andeesheh va Peykar. This list contains the names of those members of the organization who died after the revolution of 1979. More than 400 of the individuals on this list have been executed.

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

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charges against Mr. Ebrahim Fati were announced as, "establishing and frequenting the organizational houses, conspiracy against the Revolution and the Islamic Republic of Iran by sympathizing with the terrorist and American organization of Peykar, and active participation in recent clashes with the Moslem people."

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 the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Ebrahim Fati's defense.


َThe Islamic Revolutionary Court of Masjedsoleiman identified Mr. Ebrahim Fati as, "Mofsed (corruptor on Earth) and Mohareb (fighter against God and the Prophet)." He was condemned to death. The ruling was carried out on September 10, 1981.

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