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One Person’s Story

Bahman Mohseni Tabrizi


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


Date of Killing: December 31, 1981
Location of Killing: Shushtar, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense; Sympathizing with anti-regime guerilla groups; Printing/distributing leaflets; Actively opposing the Islamic Republic

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Bahman Mohseni-Tabrizi, son of Ali, along with three others, was published in theKeyhannewspapers on December 23, 1981. The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Masjedsoleiman issued an announcement about this execution and released it to the media. Also the Public Relations Department of the Central Revolutionary and Public Prosecutor’s Office issued another announcement about the execution of Mr. Mohammadmehdi Mohammadi and four others on December 27, 1981.

Mr. Bahman Mohseni-Tabrizi 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. According to this report, Mr. Bahman Mohseni-Tabrizi, 22, had a bachelor degree.

Mr. Bahman Mohseni-Tabrizi is one of the 12,028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by the Mojahedin Khalq Organization on September 6, 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.

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.


According to the announcement by the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Masjedsoleiman, the charges against Mr. Bahman Mohseni-Tabrizi were: "Sympathizing with the American Organization of Peykar and having connection with the high level members of the organization." According to the announcement by the Public Relations Department of the Central Revolutionary and Public Prosecutor’s Office, his charges were "effective activity against the Islamic Republic regime, weakening the regime by distribution of communist books, publications, and posters, misleading the younger generation by organizing anti-revolutionaries under the pretext of creating a support fund for those who were purged in the educational field, and establishing connections between various individuals in the organization."

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. Bahman Mohseni-Tabrizi's defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Masjedsoleiman identified Mr. Bahman Mohseni-Tabrizi as "Mofsed (corruptor on Earth), Baghi (rebel) against Imam and the Islamic Regime, and Mortad (apostate)" and condemned him to death. The ruling was carried out in Shushtar on December 21, 1981 at midnight.

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