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One Person’s Story

Hadi Farahmandpur

About

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

Case

Date of Killing: November 17, 1981
Location: Sanandaj, Kordestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic; Printing/distributing leaflets; Sympathizing with anti-regime guerilla groups; Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense; War on God

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hadi Farahmandpur, son of Fathollah, along with three others, was published in theJomhuri Eslami newspaper on November 18, 1981. He was from Sanandaj.

Mr. Hadi Farahmandpur 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.

Mr. Hadi Farahmandpur 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.

Trial

No information is available on the defendant’s trial.

Charges

The charges against Mr. Hadi Farahmandpur were announced as, "cooperation with the Mohareb (fighter) and anti-God organization of Peykar, distribution of announcements, and writing slogans for 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.

Defense

No information is available on Mr. Hadi Farahmandpur's defense.

Judgment

َThe Islamic Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj condemned Mr. Hadi Farahmandpur to death and the ruling was carried out on November 17, 1981. No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution.

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