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One Person’s Story

Hassan Hosseinpur Tabrizi


Age: 58
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: May 21, 1983
Location of Killing: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Death in custody
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

The information about Mr. Hassan Hosseinpur Tabrizi is taken from the book The Tudeh Martyrs, copyright 2001 by the Tudeh Party of Iran Publications. He was born in Baku and when he was five years old his family migrated to Iran. After finishing elementary school, he went to the city of Veresk and worked for the Railroad Company. In 1943, he joined the Tudeh Party. After the party was made illegal in 1948, he went to the south and became a leader in the workers' strikes. He went overseas to continue his studies when the coup of August 19, 1953 occurred. During this coup the royalists overthrew President Mossadeq and the Shah returned to Iran. On his return, Mr. Hosseinpur Tabrizi was arrested in Beirut and was extradited to Iran and imprisoned for his affiliation to the Tudeh Party. In 1957, he was released from prison. After years of being a worker, in 1971, he was selected as the Official Chief of the Iran Metal Industries. He was a self-educated man and a poet. In private sessions, he taught philosophy, political economy, and theoretical socialism.

The Tudeh Party of Iran was created in 1941. The Tudeh's ideology was Marxist-Leninist and it supported the former Soviet Union's policies. The Party played a major role in Iran's political scene until it was banned for the second time following the August 19, 1953 coup. After the 1979 Revolution, the Tudeh Party declared Ayatollah Khomeini and the Islamic Republic regime revolutionaries and anti-imperialists and actively supported the new government. Although the Party never opposed the Islamic Republic, it became the target of government attacks in 1982 when most of the Party's leaders and members were imprisoned.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. According to the book, Mr. Hosseinpur Tabrizi was arrested on February 6, 1983. In the book a fellow prisoner is quoted saying: "He was tortured so severely that he could not chew his food, so I had to chew the food and put it in his mouth. He was almost dead two or three times when they took him to the hospital." According to the same source, the last time they took him to the hospital, there were marks of torture all over his body. He asked to call his youngest daughter; but, the Guards refused his request.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Mr. Hosseinpur Tabrizi’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.


According to the book, after being severely tortured, Mr. Hassan Hosseinpur Tabrizi died in Shari'ati Hospital in Tehran on May 21, 1983 at the age of 58. No information is available about any possible ruling against him.

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