Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Hasan Tabataba'i


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


Date of Killing: 1981
Location of Killing: Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

The information about Mr. Hasan Tabataba'i is taken from the book Our Martyrs in the Path to Freedom, copyright 2001 by the Rah-e Kargar Publications. He was an Air Force major and worked at the Mehrabad Airport as a chief air traffic controller for military planes. He, along with several others, secretly published and distributed a publication named Unity of the Committed Army Personnel.

"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 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. Tabataba'i was arrested by the Revolutionary Guards in the fall of 1981 while he was carrying underground publications.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Mr. Tabataba'i’s charges.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.

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. According to the book, Mr. Tabataba'i was executed by a firing squad in 1981.

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