Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Farajollah (Biuk) Sa'idi


Age: 32
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: May 12, 1984
Location of Killing: Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

The information about Mr. Farajollah (Biuk) Sa'idi is taken from the book Our Martyrs in the Path to Freedom, copyright 1988 by Rah-e Kargar publications. He was born in Tabriz. He studied at the Tehran Science and Technology University. During the previous regime, in 1975, he was arrested and detained for being a sympathizer of the Fedayian Khalq Organization. In 1978, he was released and joined the Peykar Organization. Later he joined the Revolutionary Workers Organization of Iran-Rah-e Kargar.

"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 called 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. Sa'idi was arrested in his home on February 8, 1982. According to the book, he was able to conceal his identity from his captors for nine months, but a fellow prison revealed his identity to the authorities and he was severely tortured after that.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Mr. Sa'idi’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 sentence. Mr. Sa'idi was executed by a firing squad on May 12, 1984. In his will, he wrote: "My dear wife and my dear son, in these final moments of my life, I wish you a happy life. My wife, don't be sad for me. Get married after I am gone…. My son, try to be honourable and enjoy your life…"

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