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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Reza Vazirifar


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: February 23, 1985
Location of Killing: Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Actively opposing the Islamic Republic; Attempt to assassinate or assassination of state dignitaries

About this Case

The executions of Mr. Mohammad Reza Vazirifar and another defendant were reported in the Kayhan newspaper on February 24, 1985. According to this report, he was affiliated with the Mojahedin Khalq Organization since 1980.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the trial.


According to this report, Mr. Vazirifar was charged with “having some responsibilities in Garmsar, Semnan, Shahrud, Tehran, Arak, Hamedan, Yazd and Shiraz and participated in recent assassinations in the Shiraz.”

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

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


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


Mr. Vazirifar was hanged in Shiraz in Public on February 23, 1985.

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