Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Mohammad Taqi Fahim


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


Date of Killing: Unknown
Location of Killing: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

The information about Mr. Mohammad Taqi Fahim was sent to Omid by a person familiar with this case. Mr. Fahim was born in a village near Mashhad. He worked in the publishing house of the Kayhan newspaper in Tehran. His political activities were in cooperation with a section of the Fadayian Khalq Organization, Majority Branch, that focused on worker’s rights. Mr. Fahim is survived by his wife and two children.

The Fadaiyan Khalq Organization, a Marxist Leninist group, inspired by the Cuban Revolution and the urban guerilla movements of Latin America, was founded in 1971 by two communist groups opposed to the Pahlavi regime. After the 1979 Revolution, the organization, which renounced armed struggle, split over their support of the Islamic Republic and of the Soviet Union. The Fadaiyan Khalq Majority supported and considered the Islamic Republic as a revolutionary and anti-imperialist regime. After the spring of 1983, however, the Islamic Republic targeted its members solely because of their political beliefs.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charge brought against the defendant is not known.

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. Fahim’s defense.


There is no information about the verdict leading to this execution. Mr. Fahim was executed in Tehran in the 1980’s.

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