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One Person’s Story

Reza Azimi

About

Age: 24
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Single

Case

Date of Killing: February, 1982
Location: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

Mr. Reza Azimi is one of the 12,028 individuals listed in an addendum to the magazine (No 261), published by Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) 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 additional information about Mr. Reza Azimi is taken from the book Our Martyrs for Freedom, for Socialism by Rah-e Kargar Publications. He was a sympathizer of the Revolutionary Workers Organization called Iran-Rah-e Kargar.

"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 identified themselves as 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 unknown.

Trial

No information is available on the defendant’s trial.

Charges

No information is available on Mr. Reza Azimi’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.

Defense

No information is available about his defense.

Judgment

No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution. According to the above book, Mr. Reza Azimi was executed by a firing squad at Evin Prison in February 1982.

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