Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Sa'id Nafisi


Age: 28
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: September 9, 1982
Location of Killing: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Corruption on earth

About this Case

The information about Mr. Sa’id Nafisi has been drawn from an interview with his brother, Mr. Majid Nafisi. This execution was also announced in the addendum of the Mojahed magazine, No. 261, published by the Mojahedin Khalgh Organization on September 6, 1985. The list includes 12,028 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.

Mr. Sa’id Nafisi was a carpenter. He was married to Fahimeh Okhovat. He started his political activism during the rule of the previous regime and was affiliated with the Mojahedin Khalq Organization. In 1975, he was arrested in Efhafan, along with his cousin, and tortured while in detention. He was released from prison after two years and resumed his political activities with the Mojahedin Khalq Organization.

Arrest and detention

The details Mr. Nafisi’s arrest and detention are not known. According to the available information, he was arrested on a street in Tehran on September 7, 1982, along with his wife. She committed suicide at the time of arrest by taking some cyanide. Mr. Nafisi was detained for two days, held incommunicado. He was denied the right to have an attorney.


There is no information regarding this trial.


The charges brought against the defendant are not known.

Evidence of guilt

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


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


No specific information is available about the verdict leading to this execution. Mr. Sa’id Nafisi was executed on September 9, 1982. His body was not returned to his family and the place of burial is not known. His family followed up persistently to find out where he was interred, the Tehran Prosecutor and head of Evin prison told them: “He’s gone to hell.”

Correct/ Complete This Entry