Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Mehrdad Heidari


Age: 16
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 2, 1980
Location: Iran
Mode of Killing: Extrajudicial killing
Age at time of offense: 16

About this Case

The information about Mr. Mehrdad Heidari is taken from the book Our Martyrs for Freedom and Socialism by Rah-e Kargar Publications. He was born in Khorramabad and 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. Mehrdad Heidari was never arrested.


Mr. Mehrdad Heidari did not have a trial.


Mr. Mehrdad Heidari did not have the opportunity to defend himself.


Mr. Mehrdad Heidari was murdered on September 2, 1980. Whether or not there was a ruling against him in this extrajudicial killing is not know.

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