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One Person’s Story

Azim Mohaqeq Samarin


Age: 30
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: August 26, 1984
Location of Killing: Tabriz, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense

About this Case

The information about Mr. Azim Mohaqeq Samarin is taken from the book The Tudeh Martyrs, copyright 2001 by The Tudeh Party of Iran publications. Mr. Azim Mohaqeq Samarin 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.

He was born in the village of Samarin near Ardebil. In 1977, he entered Tabriz University and a year later joined the Navid Organization (the underground organization within the Tudeh Party). In 1980, he joined the Revolutionary Guards and after a while, he became in charge of the Research Center for the Guards in Tabriz.

The Tudeh Party of Iran was created in 1941. The Tudeh's ideology was Marxist-Leninist and it supported policies of the former Soviet Union. The Tudeh Party played a major role in Iran's political scene until it was banned for the second time following the August 19, 1953 coup. After the 1979 Revolution, the Tudeh Party declared the Ayatollah Khomeini and his Islamic Republic regime revolutionaries and anti-imperialists and actively supported the new government. Although the Tudeh Party never opposed the Islamic Republic, it became the target of its attacks in 1982 when most of the Party's leaders and members were imprisoned.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. Mr. Mohaqeq Samarin was arrested in May 1983.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Mr. Mohaqeq Samarin’s charges.

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available about the defendant’s defense.


According to the book, Mr. Mohaqeq Samarin was sentence to death and was executed by a firing squad on August 26, 1984.

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