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One Person’s Story

Azim Jalali


Age: 34
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Unknown


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

About this Case

The information about Mr. Azim Jalali is taken from the book Our Martyrs in the Path to Freedom by Rah-e Kargar publications, copyright 1988. He was born in a village in Dashtemoghan. He earned a Bachelors Degree in chemistry from Tehran University. After the revolution, he joined the Rah-e Kargar Organization. While a student, he was active as a promoter for this Organization.

"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 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 not known. Mr. Jalali was arrested in his home in Tehran on December 29, 1981. During his two and a half months detention, he was denied visits with his family as well as the right to have an attorney.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Mr. Jalali’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. Jalali was executed by a firing squad in the Evin Prison in March 1982.

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