Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Abbas Pakiman


Age: 31
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: August 2, 1983
Location of Killing: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Actively opposing the Islamic Republic; Membership of anti-regime guerilla group

About this Case

The information about Mr. Abbas Pakiman has been sent to Omid by an individual familiar with this case, via an electronic form. Mr. Pakiman was born in Hamedan in May/June 1952. He had a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He was initially a sympathizer of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization who later became a Marxist and joined the Arman-e Kargar Organization. Later he joined Razmandegan, and then the Sahand Organization. He was a husband and a father of one.

The Sahand Organization (or Ettehad-e Mobarezan-e Komonist”) was founded after the Islamic Revolution of February 1979, with a specific focus on ideology. After Sahand developed the project of the Communist Party of Iran in 1982, and the Party was founded by Sahand and Komala and remainders of such Communist organizations as Peykar, Razmandegan, and some affiliates of the Fadaiyan Khalq. Komala in Kurdistan became the center of the Communist Party of Iran, whose main publication was the “Communist” monthly magazine.

Arrest and detention

The details of Mr. Pakiman’s arrest and detention are not known. He was arrested on Match 11, 1982. The Revolutionary Guardsmen interrogated him at the Joined Committee and Evin prison; the interrogation lasted for about one year. He had only a few visits with his family.


There is no detailed information regarding this trial, other than Mr. Pakiman was tried at the Joined Committee of the Police in September 1982. The trial lasted for 20 minutes.


Mr. Pakiman was, reportedly, charged with “opposition to the Islamic Republic, and membership to anti-Islamic groups.”

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

According to the available information, the report and testimony of the interrogators and the indictment were used as evidence of guilt.


No information is available concerning Mr. Pakiman’s defense. He was denied the right to have an attorney or access to his file.


The court condemned Mr. Pakiman to death. Mr. Pakiman was denied the right to appeal to this verdict. He was shot by a firing squad in Tehran on August 2, 1983.

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