Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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

Nasroddin Qodsi

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Location: Kordestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

The information about Mr. Nasroddin Qodsi has been sent to Omid through an electronic form by an individual familiar with this case. He was born in Nodeshed (Kermanshah province) and was affiliated with the Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran. He taught at a high school.

The Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran (PDKI) was founded in 1945 with the objective to gain autonomy for Kurdistan, in north-west of Iran. After the Revolution, conflicts between the new central Shiite government and the mainly Sunni Kurdistan, regarding the role of minorities in the drafting of the constitution, specification of Shiite as the official state religion, and particularly the autonomy of the region, ended in armed clashes between the Revolutionary Guards and the peshmerga (the militia of the PDKI). The PDKI boycotted the referendum of April 1, when people went to polls to vote for or against the Islamic regime. On August 19, 1979 Ayatollah Khomeini called the PDKI the “party of Satan” and declared it “unofficial and illegal.” Mass executions and fighting broke out and continued for several months in the region. By 1983, PDKI had lost much of its influence in the region. Various leaders of the PDKI have been assassinated.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Qodsi’s arrest and detention are not known other than he was arrested in Kamyaran (Kordestan province).

Trial

There is no information regarding this trial.

Charges

The charges brought against the defendant are not known.

Evidence of guilt

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

Defense

No information is available concerning Mr. Qodsi’s defense.

Judgment

No specific information is available about the verdict leading to this execution. Mr. Qodsi was executed in Kamyaran.

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