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One Person’s Story

Nader Mehnati Sorkhabi


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


Date of Killing: November, 1985
Location: Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting

About this Case

The information about Mr. Nader Mehnati Sorkhabi is taken from the book Our Martyrs for Freedom and Socialism by Rah-e Kargar Publications. He was born in Tehran in 1961 and was a high school graduate. He was a sympathizer of the Revolutionary Workers Organization of 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

Mr. Nader Mehnati Sorkhabi was arrested in 1982, and transferred to Qezelhesar Prison.


According to the above book, Mr. Nader Mehnati Sorkhabi was condemned to five years imprisonment in his first trial in 1982. However, he was retried after three years behind bars.


No information is available on Mr. Nader Mehnati Sorkhabi’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.


No information is available about his defense.


No specific information is available about the death sentence. Mr. Nader Mehnati Sorkhabi was executed by a firing squad in November, 1985.

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