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One Person’s Story

Ali Akbar Ne'mati Arab


Age: 31
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: March, 1985
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

The information about Mr. Ali Akbar Ne’mati Arab is taken from the book Our Martyrs in the Path to Freedom by Rah-e Kargar publications, copyright 1988. He was born in Tehran. After he graduated from high school, he became an elementary school teacher. After the Revolution, he became a political activist working as a co-founder of the Independent Teachers Association. In 1979, he joined the Revolutionary Workers Organization of Iran-Rah-e Kargar. He was briefly arrested then released on June 20, 1981.

"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 identified 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. According to the book, Mr. Ne’mati Arab was arrested along with his wife in September 1981. They took him to the Evin Prison. He reportedly suffered from broken ribs under torture.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Mr. Ne’mati Arab’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. Ne’mati Arab was executed by a firing squad in the Evin Prison in March 1985.

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