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One Person’s Story

Ali Reza Mojiri


Age: 18
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: July 15, 1981
Location of Killing: Esfahan, Esfahan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Printing/distributing leaflets; Armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic; Actively opposing the Islamic Republic; Assault and battery

About this Case

The news of the execution of Mr. Ali Reza Mojiri (Mojri) was announced by a report published in Kayhan on July 15, 1981 and a report published in Jomhouri Eslami on July 16, 1981.

Mr. Mojiri, 18, and a member of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization (occupation, political affiliation) is also one of the 12,028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by Mojahedin Khalq Organization in 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.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Mojiri’s arrest and detention are not known.


Based on the available information, the Esfahan Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal issued Mr. Mojiri’s sentence. No information is available on Mr. Mojiri’s trial.


According to the report published in Kayhan Mr. Mojiri was charged with “acting against the Islamic Republic, assault and battery with a switchblade, injuring a number of people with brass knuckles, inciting students, and distributing Hypocrites Organization leaflets.” The report in Jomhouri Eslami, however, stated that Mr. Mojiri was charged with “armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic.”

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against Mr. Mojiri.


No information is available on Mr. Mojiri’s defense.


The Esfahan Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal found Mr. Mojiri guilty of waging war on God and God’s Prophet, corruption on earth, and rebellion, and sentenced him to death. Mr. Mojiri was executed by a firing squad on July 15, 1981 in Esfahan. Mr. Mojiri was 18 years old at the time of his execution.

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