Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Mohammad Reza Heidari


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June 23, 1983
Location: Hamedan, Hamedan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

The information about Mr. Mohammad Reza Heidari has been drawn from an interview with his cellmate’s brother. Mr. Heidari was a sympathizer of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization.

Arrest and detention

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


There is no information regarding the trial.


The charges brought against the defendant are not known.

Evidence of guilt

No information is available concerning the evidence presented against the accused.


No information is available concerning Mr. Heidari’s defense.


Mr. Heidari was executed by firing squad on June 23, 1983.

Generally, the mode of execution in Hamedan was hanging. However, Mr. Heidari, and another man named Ardeshir Kargar were shot by firing squad. They both were taken from Section 2 of Hamedan Prison for execution. Their cellmates later told the victims’ families that the night of execution, a prison guard furtively told them that they were to be executed. As a last meal, Mr. Heidari shared a watermelon with his cellmates.

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