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One Person’s Story

Cheragh Mohammadi


Age: 29
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: September 20, 1981
Location of Killing: Zahedan, Sistan Va Baluchestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Corruption on earth; Actively opposing the Islamic Republic; Possession of arms; Sympathizing with anti-regime guerilla groups; War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam; Apostasy

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Cheragh Mohammadi, son of Dadkarim, along with seventeen others, was published in theKayhannewspaper on September 26, 1981. The Public Relations Department of the Revolutionary and Public Prosecutor’s Office issued an announcement about these executions, the defendants' names, and their charges, and released it to the media.

Mr. Cheragh Mohammadi 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. Cheragh Mohammadi was a high school teacher.

Mr. Cheragh Mohammadi 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.


The charges against Mr. Cheragh Mohammadi were published in the report as "membership and continuous activity in the rebellious organization of Peykar, his clear confession of being apostate, accepting responsibility in the Organization, and acting against the Islamic Republic of Iran."

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

According to the Public Relations Department of the Revolutionary and Public Prosecutor’s Office, “a hand gun has been recovered from the defendant.” This statement also declared that Mr. Mohammadi explicitly confessed to apostasy.


No information is available on Mr. Cheragh Mohammadi's defense.


َThe Islamic Revolutionary Court of Zahedan identified Mr. Cheragh Mohammadi as "Mofsed (corruptor on Earth), Mohareb (fighter) against God and the Prophet, and Mortad (apostate)." He was condemned to death. The ruling was carried out when he was executed in September of 1981. According to the website of Andeesheh va Peykar, he was executed by firing squad on September 20, 1981.

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