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One Person’s Story

Alireza Rostami


Age: 24
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: July 11, 1981
Location of Killing: Masjed Soleyman, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Possession of arms

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Alireza Rostami, son of Alipanah, along with six others, was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on July 12, 1981.

Mr. Alireza Rostami 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. According to this source, Mr. Alireza Rostami was a high school graduate, a teacher, single, and a sympathizer of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization.

Arrest and detention

There is no specific information on the defendant’s arrest and detention.


The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Masjedsoleiman tried Mr. Alireza Rostami but no information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charges against Mr. Alireza Rostami were announced as, “participation in recent clashes against the Moslem people, provoking anti-revolutionary agents to intimidate and create fear, and carrying a carpet cutter in order to confront the Moslem and revolutionary 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 did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against the defendants.


No information is available on Mr. Alireza Rostami's defense.


َThe Islamic Revolutionary Court of Masjedsoleiman identified Mr. Alireza Rostami as "Mohareb (fighter) against God and the Prophet, Mofsed (corruptor on Earth), and Baghi (rebel) against Imam and the Islamic Republic regime." He was condemned to death. The ruling was carried out when he was executed by firing squad in Masjedsoleiman on July 11, 1981 at dawn. No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution. Mr. Alireza Rostami was 24 years old.

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