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One Person’s Story

Ali Nayer

About

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

Case

Date of Killing: September 2, 1981
Location: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Ali Nayer, son of Ali Asghar, along with sixty-nine others, was published in the Kayhan newspaper on September 5, 1981. The Public Relations Department of the Central Public Prosecutor’s Office issued an announcement concerning these executions, the defendants' names, and their charges, and released it to the news agencies. Mr. Ali 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, Mr. Ali Nayer 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.

Mr. Nayer was married, 32 years old, and he worked as an assistant to a prosecutor in the Iranian judiciary.

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 this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.

Trial

No information is available on the defendant’s trial.

Charges

The charges against Mr. Nayer were announced as, "member in the Law Committee of the American Organization of Peykar, organizing underground meetings, plotting against the Islamic Republic, and supplying and distributing announcements and other publications of the Peykar Organizational." These charges were the same for four 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.

Defense

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

Judgment

َThe Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tehran identified Mr. Ali Nayer as an "enemy of God, a corruptor on earth, and a rebel against the Islamic Regime." He was condemned to death. He was executed in Evin prison on September 1, 1981.

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