Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran
One Person’s Story

Khosro Qashqa'i


Age: 56
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 2, 1982
Location: Firuzabad, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic

About this Case

Information about Mr. Khosro Qashqa’i has been drawn from an electronic form sent to Omid by an individual familiar with this case.  He is also one of the 12028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by Mojahedin Khalq Organization in 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. 

Arrest and detention

The exact circumstances of Mr. Qashqa’i’s arrest and detention are not known other than he was arrested at 7 a.m. on a summer day in 1982 in Shiraz.  He was kept in communicado (electronic form).


There is no information regarding this trial other than it took place at the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Shiraz (electronic form). 


Mr. Qashqa’i was charged with “armed struggle against the regime” (electronic form). 

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

No information is available concerning the evidence presented against the accused. 


No information is available concerning Mr. Qashqa’i’s defense.  He was denied the right to be represented by an attorney. 


No specific information is available about the verdict leading to this execution.  Mr. Khosro Qashqa’i was executed by a firing squad in Firuzabad (Fars province) on October 2, 1982 (Mojahed magazine).  

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