Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Hamid Reza Paridar


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


Date of Killing: October 11, 1981
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hamid Reza Paridar, son of Hossein, was sent to the Boroumand Foundation via three electronic forms by persons close to him.  Mr. Paridar’s name is also on the list of the members of Fadaiyan Khalq Organization (Majority) who have lost their lives.

According to available information, Mr. Paridar was 25 years old, single, born in Hamedan, and was a senior in Industrial Engineering at Sharif University of Tehran and a supporter of the Fadaiyan Khalq Organization Majority.

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. After the 1979 Revolution, the organization, which renounced armed struggle, split over their support of the Islamic Republic and of the Soviet Union. The Fadaiyan Khalq Majority supported and considered the Islamic Republic as a revolutionary and anti-imperialist regime. After the spring of 1983, however, the Islamic Republic targeted its members solely because of their political beliefs.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Paridar’s arrest and detention are not known. According to the information contained in the forms, Mr. Paridar was arrested on Sunday, October 4, 1981, one week before being executed, and was transferred to Evin Prison.  The authorities had told his father that nothing would happen to him.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. 


The charges brought against Mr. Hamid Reza Paridar are not known.    

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available on Mr. Paridar's defense. 


No information is available on the judgment of execution in this case.  According to information contained in the forms, Mr. Hamid Reza Paridar was shot by a firing squad at Evin Prison on Sunday, October 11, 1981.  His body was not turned over to his family, nor were his personal belongings.  He was buried in a Moslem cemetery.

Mr. Paridar was 25 years old. 

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