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One Person’s Story

Baqer Monshi Rudsari


Age: 17
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: September 23, 1981
Location of Killing: Rudsar, Gilan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Participating in clashes with revolutionary guards and or Bassij brothers
Age at time of alleged offense: 17

About this Case

The information about Mr. Baqer Monshi Rudsari has been drawn from an interview with a relative. 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.

Mr. Monshi Rudsari was born in Bibalan village near Rudsar in Gilan province. At the time of arrest he was 17 years old and a high school student. He was a sympathizer of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization. He was not underground and was not armed, and his relative believes that he was not involved in the Organizational activities. Before arrest, he lived in his aunt’s house, who looked after him and prevented him from leaving the house, fearing he would be arrested if he did.

One of his brothers, Mr. Abbas Ali Monshi Rudsari, was executed during the massacre of political prisoners in 1988.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Monshi Rudsari’s arrest and detention are not known. He was arrested in a telephone booth in the second half of September 1981. During his detention, which lasted for a week, he was held incommunicado.


There is no information regarding this trial.


Mr. Monshi Rudsari was charged with “attacking the Basijis of Bibalan”.

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 Monshi Rudari’s defense. He was charged with “attacking the Basijis of Bibalan,” although the authorities later attributed the same attack to another cell of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization and executed its members.


No specific information is available about the verdict leading to this execution. Mr. Baqer Monshi Rudsari was shot by a firing squad on September 23, 1981 (Mojahed magazine). The authorities returned his body, covered in blood, to the family for interment, who buried him in Amir Bandeh cemetery in Bibalan.

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