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One Person’s Story

Kurosh Kiani


Age: 25
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: September 26, 1981
Location of Killing: Kazerun, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense

About this Case

The information about Mr. Kurosh Kiani (Rah-e Kargar) is taken from the book Our Martyrs for Freedom and Socialism by Rah-e Kargar Publications.

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.

Mr. Kiani was born in Mamasani (Fars province). After completing his high school education in Mamasani and Shiraz, he entered the Medicine College of Tehran University. After the revolution, he joined the Revolutionary Workers Organization of Iran, Rah-e Kargar. He started his political activities in Tehran and continued them in Mamasani.

“Rah-e Kargar” or the “Revolutionary Workers Organization of Iran” was established in the summer of 1979. The Organization was founded by individuals from various leftist groups who rejected the idea of armed struggle and believed in political action. They identified themselves as Marxist-Leninists, promoting a socialist revolution and the leadership of the proletariat. They differed with the pro-Soviet communist party, Tudeh, in that they opposed the Islamic Republic and Ayatollah Khomeini’s leadership.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. According to the above source, the Revolutionary Guards attacked his home one night in mid-summer 1981. They arrested and took him to Kazerun prison.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Mr. Kurosh Kiani’s charges.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution contains no evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available about his defense.


No specific information is available about the execution sentence. Mr. Kurosh Kiani was executed by a firing squad in Kazerun on September 26, 1981.

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