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One Person’s Story

Leila Moradi


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


Date of Killing: June 12, 1980
Location of Killing: Kordestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting

About this Case

News of the murder of Ms. Leila Moradi was published in the Peykar publication, number 62, on July 7, 1980. According to this report, she was a high school student from Sanandaj. News of the murder of Ms. Leila Moradi was also published in the book "Az Armani ke Mijushad" by the sympathizers of the Peykar Organization in August of 1985. Ms. Moradi is one of the 430 individuals whose names appear on the list of “Martyrs of the Peykar Organization for the Liberation of the Working Class” published on the website of Andeesheh va Peykar. 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

According to the Peykar report, Ms. Leila Moradi was arrested during a demonstration against the occupation of Sanandaj by the Revolutionary Guards and the army.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Ms. Moradi 's charges.

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available on Ms. Moradi's defense.


According to the list of Martyrs of the Peykar Organization, Ms. Moradi was executed by firing squad in Kordestan on June 12, 1980.

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