Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran
One Person’s Story

Hushang Kiani


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


Date of Killing: September 6, 1983
Location: Esfahan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense

About this Case

Mr. Hushang Kiani’s name has been sent to Omid via an electronic form by an individual close to him. According to this form, he was affiliated with the Fadaiyan Khalq Organization.

Mr. Kiani is also one of the 12028 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.

The Fadaiyan Khalq Organization, a Marxist Leninist group inspired by the Cuban Revolution and the urban guerilla movements of Latin America, was founded in 1971 by two communist groups opposed to the Pahlavi regime. Following the 1979 revolution, the Organization, which had renounced armed struggle, split over the support to the Islamic Republic and to the Soviet Union. The Fadaiyan Khalq Minority opposed the Islamic Republic and was mainly active in the political arena and the labor movement. The Fadaiyan Khalq Majority considered the Islamic Republic as a revolutionary and anti-imperialist regime and supported it. It shared the views of the Tudeh Party and collaborated with the government. By 1983, however, its political beliefs made its supporters the target of the Islamic Republic’s repression.

Arrest and detention

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


There is no information regarding this trial.


The charges brought against the defendant are not known.

Evidence of guilt

No information is available concerning the evidence presented against the accused.


No information is available concerning Kiani’s defense.


No specific information is available about the verdict leading to this execution.

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