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One Person’s Story

Valiollah Hosseini


Age: 23
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January 26, 1982
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

The information about Mr. Valiollah Hosseini is taken from the book Our Martyrs in the Path to Freedom by Rah-e Kargar publications, copyright 1988. He was born in Arak. He graduated in engineering from the Tehran Polytechnic College and worked in the private sector. After the Revolution, he joined the Rah-e Kargar Organization. He was working in the city of Masjedsoleiman in the summer of 1981, when the country-wide suppression of political dissent began. Because he was known there, he quit his job and moved to Tehran.

"Rah-e Kargar" or the "Revolutionary Workers Organization of Iran" was established in the summer of 1979. The Organization was founded by individuals from various leftist groups who had rejected the idea of armed struggle and believed in political action. They introduced themselves as Marxist-Leninists, promoting a socialist revolution and the leadership of the proletariat. They differed with the pro-Soviet communist party, Tudeh, in that they opposed the Islamic Republic and Ayatollah Khomeini's leadership.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are unknown. Mr. Valiollah Hosseini was arrested by the Revolutionary Guards in Takhtetavus (Motahari) street of Tehran in the summer of 1981.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Mr. Valiollah Hosseini’s charges.

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available about the defendant’s defence.


No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution. Mr. Valiollah Hosseini was executed by a firing squad at the Evin Prison on January 26, 1982.

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