Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Hassan (Shahram) Hosseinkhani


Age: 20
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: 1981
Location of Killing: Kermanshah, Kermanshah Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hassan (Shahram) Hosseinkhani is based on an electronic form sent to Omid by a person familiar with his case. Mr. Hosseinkhani is one of the 12,028 individuals listed in an addendum to Mojahed magazine (No. 261), published by the 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.

According to the existing information, Mr. Hosseinkhani, 20, was born and resided in Kermanshah. He was single, a high school graduate, and a sympathizer of the Fadaiyan Khalq Guerilla Organization.

The Fadaiyan Khalq Guerilla 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, this organization, which had renounced armed struggle, split over their support of the Islamic Republic and of the Soviet Union. A number of the organization’s members, who did not renounce armed struggle, founded the group The Fadaiyan Khalq Guerillas (Ashraf Dehqan Branch).   

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Hosseinkhani’s arrest and detention are not known. According to the information sent to Omid, he was arrested along with his brother in Kermanshah in 1981. He was detained at the Revolutionary Guards’ location in Kermanshah. His brother was released after two years. He was denied access to an attorney. 


No information is available on Mr. Hosseinkhani’s trial.


According to the electronic form, the charge against Mr. Hosseinkhani was declared as, “having a weapon.” 

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 does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against Mr. Hosseinkhani.


No information is available about Mr. Hosseinkhani’s defense.


According to the information sent to Omid, Mr. Hassan (Shahram) Hosseinkhani was executed by firing squad in Kermanshah in 1981. According to the Mojahed magazine, he was hanged. He is buried at the Kermanshah Cemetery in the section where most people who are executed are there. He wrote a will addressing his mother.      

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