Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Daryush Hemmati


Age: 25
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 30, 1983
Location: Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Counter revolutionary opinion and/or speech

About this Case

The information about Mr. Daryush Hemmati, son of Ali, has been sent to Omid by an individual familiar with this case, via an electronic form. Mr. Hemmati is 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.

According to the available information, Mr. Hemmati was born in Abadan on March 21, 1958. He was a member of the Mojahedin Khalq Organizatio. According to the Mojahed magazine, he served in the army, possibly in his compulsory military service.

Arrest and detention

The details of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known, other than he was arrested in Ahvaz in 1981 and imprisoned in Kazerun prison. During two years of detention, he wrote to his family and had visits with them. According to the electronic form, he was tortured in prison.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial, other than the trial took place in Ahvaz in 1983.


Mr. Hemmati was charged with “sympathizing with the Mojahedin Khlaq Organization.”

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Hemmati’s defense.


The court condemned Mr. Daryush Hemmati to death. He was shot by a firing squad in Ahvaz on May 30, 1983. He was buried at the Beheshtabad cemetery in Ahvaz.

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