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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Reza Purmusa


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: December 11, 1982
Location of Killing: Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Counter revolutionary opinion and/or speech; Membership of anti-regime guerilla group

About this Case

The execution of Colonel Mohammad Reza Purmusa, along with five others, was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on December 11, 1982. The information about his charges was published in the same newspaper on June 30, 1982. Mr. Purmusa was a member of the Nima Group, which was formed by officers of the Iranian army after the 1979 revolution. The charges brought in court against some members referred to their nationalistic views (including relationship and cooperation with members of the pro-Mossadeq National Front) and the existence of a Nima military, as well as a political branch. No other background information is available on the group. Nureddin Kianuri, Secretary General of the Tudeh Parti (the Iranian pro-Soviet communist party), mentions Nima in an article dated May 2, 2000, (www.rahetudeh.com). Kianuri stresses the fact that the military branch of the Tudeh, which cooperated with the Islamic Republic's authorities, discovered and "neutralized" the above mentioned group, as well as other groups that planned a coup against the newly established regime.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Colonel Purmusa was reported to be charged with being a member of the Nima group Also, it is mentioned in the indictment that he had nationalistic opinions.

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available on Colonel Purmusa’s defense.


The Revolutionary Tribunal of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army sentenced Colonel Purmusa to death. Having been confirmed by the Supreme Court, the sentence was carried out.

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