Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Farhad Mamedi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam (Sunni)
Civil Status: Married


Location of Killing: Khoy, Azarbaijan-e Gharbi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Death in custody
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

About this Case

Information about Mr. Farhad Mamedi has been drawn from an electronic form sent to Omid by an individual familiar with this case. Mr. Mamedi was from the Mamedi tribe and was related to Senar Mamedi, a well-known fighter from Kurdistan.

Arrest and detention

Mr. Mamedi was arrested in Salmas (West Azarbaijan province) by the Revolutionary Guards on the street in the presence of some of residents of the city in 1985. He was detained in Khoy (same province) and was not allowed any visits with his family.


There is no information regarding this trial just as it is not known whether or not there was a trial in this case.


No specific charges were legally brought against Mr. Mamedi.

Evidence of guilt

The report on this death does not mention any evidence.


Mr. Mamedi was not given the opportunity to defend himself in a court of law before being killed.


No information is available about the sentence leading to this extrajudicial execution. According to available information he was buried alive on the road between Khoy and Salmas.

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