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One Person’s Story

Javad Shafa'i


Age: 27
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam (Shi'a)
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: 1982
Location: Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

The information about the execution of Mr. Javad Shafa'i was taken from the Mojahedin Khalq web site. He was born in Kordestan. He was married and a student at the Technical University of Tehran, majoring in Metallurgy. He was a sympathizer of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization.

This execution was also reported in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by Mojahedin Khalq Organization in 1985. The list includes 12028 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.

Arrest and detention

No details are available about Mr. Shafa'i's arrest and detention. He was arrested in fall of 1981, and was detained in Evin prison. According to the Mojahedin Khalq web site, he was tortured and his wife was pressured for a confession. According to the same web site, “When they were frustrated and unable to crush him, they gave him a book named “People’s Hypocrites Against the People” and then set him in front of other prisoners for a debate. He showed them the book and said: “They gave me this book to read so I could debate. Do you think there could be a debate between the executioner and the victim?” Then, he showed the marks of torture on his feet and said: “They couldn’t get results by torture. What debate can we have with them? The first condition for debate is to put aside torture. Our first question is why do you torture people in prison?”


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on the charges against Mr. Shafa’i.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution contains no evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Shafa'i's defense.


No details are available on the defendant’s death sentence. According to the information available in the Mojahedin’s addendum, Mr. Shafa'i was killed under torture in 1982.

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