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One Person’s Story

Ghodratollah Arjomandi


Age: 36
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: March 7, 1986
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

The information about Mr. Qodratollah Arjomandi is based on an interview with his sister-in-law. He was born in Amol in 1950. He graduated from the Business College in Tehran and was a member of a committee in charge of workers in the Fadaiyan Khalq Organization (Minority).

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. Following the 1979 Revolution, the Organization, which had renounced armed struggle, split over support of the Islamic Republic and of the Soviet Union. The Fadaiyan Khalq Minority opposed the Islamic Republic and was active mainly in the political arena and the labor movement.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. Mr. Arjomandi was arrested in 1985, and according to the interviewee, he was tortured severely.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Mr. Arjomandi’s charges.

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available about his defense.


No specific information is available about the execution sentence. According to the interviewee, Mr. Qodratollah Arjomandi was executed by a firing squad on March 7, 1987. His family received his will and four letters that he wrote in the prison.

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