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One Person’s Story

Jalil Javaheri

About

Age: 24
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Single

Case

Date of Killing: March 9, 1984
Location of Killing: Rasht Prison (Lakan), Rasht, Gilan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge
Age at time of offense: 24

About this Case

News and information regarding the execution of Mr. Jalili Javaheri, son of Fakhri and Jalal, was provided to Abdorrahman Boroumand Center via an electronic form by his sister Ms. Foruq Javaheri (April 10, 2014). News of this execution was also published on the facebook page of “Execution of Langrudis”. 

Mr. Javaheri 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.

Additional information was obtained from the “Avaz-e Negah az Daricheye Negah” book by Mehdi Aslani (2020).

Mr. Javaheri was single and from Langrud [a city in Gilan Province]. After highschool, he studies civil engineering in Rasht and received his Associate Degree. He then started to work in a building construction company in Rasht. He was a member of Sahand Organization.

The Sahand Organization (or Ettehad-e Mobarezan-e Komonist”) was founded after the Islamic Revolution of February 1979, with a specific focus on ideology.  After Sahand developed the project of the Communist Party of Iran in 1982, and the Party was founded by Sahand and Komala and remainders of such Communist organizations as Peykar, Razmandegan, and some affiliates of the Fadaiyan Khalq.  Komala in Kurdistan became the center of the Communist Party of Iran, whose main publication was the “Communist” monthly magazine.“Jalil was the first child in our 5-member family. We were a middle class family and Jalil was a very quiet, kind, and caring boy. He loved his family and relatives and everybody loved him, too.” (e-form April 10, 2014)

According to his friends, Mr. Javaheri loved reading books. He was one of the activists during anti shah protests and demonstrations. After the revolution, he managed to publish one edition of “Jivir” (Scream) newspaper in Langrud with the help of his friends. Assisted by his friends, he also established the “Arman-e Tabaqe Kargar” group. This political group started to follow “Ettehad-e Mobarezan-e Komonist”. Mr. Javaheri was in charge of the labor and logistics department of this organization in Rasht. (FB page of Execution of Langrudis”

Arrest and Detention

Revolutionary guards’ agents arrested Mr. Javaheri in Sep-Oct 1983 in his house in Rasht. He was arrested after the group he used to work with was exposed. He was kept in the Pol-e Iraq detention center for a while. He had his first visitation with his mother after 15 days. The visit took place in the yard of the Pol-e Iraq prison in Rasht and there was a net wall to separate prisoners from visitors. According to his sister, Mr. Javaheri was tortured: “our mother noticed that he was limping due to the severe lashes to his feet with cables; the front of his slippers were ripped so that his swollen feet could fit in.” (e-form April 10, 2014)

His family (mother, father, and sister) were allowed a visitation every 15 days. Mr. Javaher was detained in Pol-e Iraq prison in Rasht more than 5 months.

His last visit with the family was around the end of February 1984. He had informed his family to take whoever they wanted to that visit. “We were so happy and did not know it was our last visit. Jalil would normally leave immediately at the end of each visitation so that we would also leave , but that last time, he stopped several times on his way out, looked at us, and waived at us; he knew about his judgement”. (e-form April 10, 2014)

Trial

The Sharia judge of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Rasht tried Mr. Javaheri. He had no access to a lawyer and there is no information available on the details of his trial session/s.

Charges

There is no information available on the charges brought against Mr. Javaheri.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against Mr. Javaheri.

Defense

No information is available on Mr. Javaheri’s defense.

Judgement

Islamic Revolutionary Court of Rasht sentenced Mr. Jalil Javaheri to death. Mr. Javaheri was executed by firing squad on March 09, 1984 in Pol-e Iraq prison in Rasht.

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