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One Person’s Story

Farajollah Seifi Kamangar (Kamali)


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June 9, 1980
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Collaborating with the political police SAVAK

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Farajollah Seifi Kamangar was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily (June 10, 1980).

Arrest and detention

Based on the report, Mr. Kamangar was arrested by Revolutionary Guards towards the end of the year 1979 in Evin Prison, where he allegedly had gone to receive his salary.


The report mentioned that the defendant was tried at the First Branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal “a while ago.” The final verdict, however, was issued on the morning before the sentences were carried out.


Regarding Mr. Kamangar’s charges, the report reads as follows: “Seifollah Faraji Kamangir, the torturer and SAVAK interrogator also known as Dr. Kamali, joined the hated SAVAK since its very founding in 1335 [1957]. During the years of his service at SAVAK he tortured many revolutionary combatants in the most savagely brutal ways so that many of them, including Rezayi, Khalil Tabatabai, Moqayadi, Dibaj and others, were martyred.”

Evidence of guilt

The report mentioned that in Mr. Kamangar’s trial sessions, a number of revolutionary combatants previously tortured by him, including Lotfollah Meysami, Hojatoleslam Ma’adikhah, Hojatoleslam Mahallati and others, appeared to describe the nature and manner of tortures.


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


The report quoted the communiqué of the Public Relations Unit of the Chief Revolutionary Public Prosecution Office regarding this case as follows: “And for you in the Law of Talion [Qisas] there is life; O ye men of understanding.” [The Koran; 2:179] God’s hand came out of the sleeve of the Muslim masses and took its revenge from beastly criminals. The same criminals who, with a smile on their faces, raised their hands to strike lashes on the bare skin of our beloveds. The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of the Center sentenced the one responsible for the blood of our beloveds to 500 lashes and capital punishment in order to give him a taste of earthly torment and agony before suffering eternal perdition in the Other World. He was executed at 10 a.m. in the Evin prison yard.”

The report mentions that the defendant was executed in the afternoon. Whether at 10 a.m., according to the communiqué, or in the afternoon, based on the report, the sentence was carried out within minutes to hours after the issuance of the verdict. Mr. Kamangar’s body was transferred to the morgue for a death certificate.

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