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One Person’s Story

Kurosh Kabiri Yunesabadi


Age: 16
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 19, 1981
Location of Killing: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: War on God; Corruption on earth; Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense; Sympathizing with anti-regime guerilla groups; Plotting to overthrow the Islamic Republic

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Kurosh Kabiri-Yunesabadi, son of Jalal, along with eighteen others, was published in theKayhan newspaper on September 19, 1981. The Public Relations Department of the Central Public Prosecutor’s Office announced these executions, the defendants' names and their charges, and released it to the Pars news agency.

Mr. Kurosh Kabiri-Yunesabadi 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 site, Mr. Kabiri was also a nephew of Mr. Alireza Zomorodian, another victim in this list.

Mr. Kurosh Kabiri-Yunesabadi 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 Public Relations Department of the Central Public Prosecutor’s Office, the charges against Mr. Kurosh Kabiri-Yunesabadi were announced as, "member in the American Organization of Peykar, being in charge of distribution of publications, propaganda at schools, being the organization’s contact person with sympathizers, and participation in plotting against the Islamic Republic of Iran." These charges were the same for four sympathizers of Peykar.

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. Kurosh Kabiri-Yunesabadi's defense.


The Central Islamic Revolutionary Court identified Mr. Kurosh Kabiri-Yunesabadi as, "Mohareb (fighter) against God and the Prophet and Mofsed(corruptor on Earth)." He was condemned to death and the ruling carried out in the Evin prison yard on September 19, 1981.

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