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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Sadeq Golzadeh Ghafuri


Age: 23
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: September 19, 1981
Location: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting

About this Case

Mr. Mohammad Sadeq Golzadeh Ghafuri 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.

Mr. Golzadeh Ghafuri’s brother, Mohammad Kazem, and his sister, Maryam were also executed in the 1980’s. His father was a cleric, with a doctorate in law from Sorbonne University in Paris. He was elected a representative to the Majles (Parliament) but due to his disapproval of government’s policies, he gave up his political career (Ms. Mina Entezari’s weblog, in memory of Maryam Golzadeh Ghafuri).

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charges brought against the defendant are not known.

Evidence of guilt

The statement issued by the Prosecutor’s Office does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on the defense.


Mr. Mohammad Sadeq Golzadeh Ghafuri was shot by a firing squad in Tehran on September 19, 1981.

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