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One Person’s Story

Gholam Reza Ajorpi


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


Date of Killing: July 16, 1985
Location: Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method

About this Case

Mr. Gholam Reza Ajorpi is one of the 430 individuals whose name appears on the list of “Martyrs of the Peykar Organization for the Liberation of the Working Class” published on the website of Peykar Andeesheh. This list contains the names of those members of the Organization who died after the Revolution of 1979. More than 400 of the individuals on this list have been executed.

The Peykar Organization for the Liberation of the Working Class was founded by a number of dissident members of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization who had converted to Marxism-Leninism. Peykar was also joined by a number of political organizations, known as Khat-e Se (Third line). The founding tenets of Peykar included the rejection of guerrilla struggle and a strong stand against the pro-Soviet policies of the Iranian Tudeh Party. Peykar viewed the Soviet Union as a "Social imperialist" state, believed that China had deviated from the Marxist-Leninist principles, and radically opposed all factions of the Islamic regime of Iran. The brutal repression of dissidents by the Iranian government and splits within Peykar in 1981 and 1982 effectively dismantled the Organization and scattered its supporters. By the mid-1980s, Peykar was no longer in existence.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of his arrest and detention are not known. According to the information posted on the website of Peykar Andeesheh, Mr. Ajorpi was in solitary confinement for 20 months; the location of detention is not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


According to Peykar Andeesheh website, Mr. Ajorpi was charged with “organizing a strike in a factory.”

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Ajorpi’s defense.


No detail is available about the court verdict. According to the Peykar list, Mr. Gholam Reza Ajorpi was executed on July 16, 1985.

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