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One Person’s Story

Ne'matollah Mohajerin


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


Date of Killing: September 9, 1981
Location of Killing: Tabriz, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Ne’matollah Mohajerin, son of Yadollah, along with twenty-two others, was published in the Kayhan newspaper on November 12, 1981. The Public Relations Department of the Central Public Prosecutor’s Office announced these executions, the defendants' names and their charges, and released this news to the media. Moreover, news of the execution of Mr. Ne’matollah Mohajerin, and his will, were published in the Peykargar publication (publication of the Peykargar Student Union in West Berlin), number 3, on November 10, 1983. Mr. Mohajerin also 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. Additionally, he is one of the 12,028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by the Mojahedin Khalq Organization on September 6, 1985. The list includes individuals, affiliated with various opposition groups, who were executed or killed during clashes with the Islamic Republic security forces from June 1981 to the publication date of the magazine.

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 will of Mr. Mohajerin, he was arrested on April 18, 1981. The officials had no significant information about him and kept him in the prison without cause. The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charges against Mr. Mohajerin were announced as "armed uprising against the Islamic Republic, distribution of announcements and publication for the Peykar Organization, apostate, and frequenting the organization's houses." These charges were announced for nine sympathizers of Peykar collectively.

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 does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Mohajerin's defense.


َThe Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tabriz condemned Mr. Mohajerin to death. The ruling was carried out in Tabriz on November 9 or 10, 1981.

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