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One Person’s Story

Farshad Kianfar


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July 18, 1982
Location of Killing: Esfahan, Esfahan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam; Membership of anti-regime guerilla group; Attempt to assassinate or assassination of state dignitaries; Armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic; Corruption on earth

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Farshad Kianfar, along with three others, was announced in a communiqué by the public relations office of the Islamic Revolution’s Public Prosecutor’s Office. The communiqué was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami Daily on July 24, 1982.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


According to this communiqué, Mr. Kianfar was charged with membership in the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), “participating in an armed uprising against the Islamic Republic, throwing Molotov cocktails which resulted in the death of several military personnel, assassinating numberous people: he pleaded guilty to martyring six persons and wounding four others.”

Evidence of guilt

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


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


Mr. Kianfar was declared an enemy of God and the Prophet, a corruptor on earth and rebellious against God and people and was sentenced to death. There is no reference to the court which issued the death sentence in this report.

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