Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Ardeshir Mehrban Eshliki


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: November 29, 1981
Location of Killing: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Attempt to assassinate or assassination of state dignitaries; Membership of anti-regime guerilla group

About this Case

The information about Mr. Ardeshir Mehrban Eshliki, son of Hassan, has been sent to Omid, via an electronic form, by an individual familiar with this case. The information about the execution of Mr. Mehrban Eshliki and 29 other individuals was released in a communiqué of the Central Public Prosecutor’s Office, and published in the newspaper Kayhan on December 1, 1981. This execution was also reported in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by Mojahedin Khalq Organization in 1985. The list includes 12028 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. Mehrban Eshliki was a nurse and affiliated with the Mojahedin Khlaq Organization (electronic form).

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Mehrban Eshliki’s arrest and detention are not known.


There is no information regarding this trial.


Based on the Kayhan newspaper’s report, the Public Prosecutor’s Office stated that Mr. Mehrban Eshliki, “a member of an armed team” was charged with “assassination of Revolutionary Guards brothers and individuals of the Party of God ().”

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 Mehrban Eshliki’s defense.


No specific information is available about the verdict leading to this execution. According to the official communiqué of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, Mr. Mehrban Eshliki, along with 29 others, were declared “corruptors” and “enemies of God” and were sentenced to death. Mr. Ardeshir Mehrban Eshliki was shot by a firing squad on November 29, 1981 in Tehran.

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