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One Person’s Story

Sa'id Salari Sardoei


Age: 17
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: July 26, 1981
Location of Killing: Shahrebani (police) Prison, Mashhad, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Ali Taqipur, son of Sha’ban, along with six others, was published in the Etela’atnewspaper on July 4, 1981, and in the Jomhuri Eslaminewspaper on July 5, 1981. The Public Relations Office of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Babol announced these executions, the defendants' names and their charges, and released this to the media.

Mr. Ali Taqipur is one of the 12,028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by the Mojahedin Khalq Organization on September 6, 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 this source, Mr. Ali Taqipur was a single worker and a sympathizer of the Fadaiyan Khalq Guerilla Organization.

The Fadaiyan Khalq Guerilla 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. Following the 1979 revolution, the Organization, which had renounced armed struggle, split over their support of the Islamic Republic and of the Soviet Union. A number of the Organization’s members, who did not renounce armed struggle, founded the Fadaiyan Khalq Guerillas (Ashraf Dehqan Branch).

Arrest and detention

There is no specific information on the defendant’s arrest and detention.


The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Babol tried Mr. Ali Taqipur. No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charges against Mr. Ali Taqipur were announced as, “active participation in several clashes and attacking the Revolutionary Guards and the Moslem people of the town with an army bayonet.”

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 did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against the defendants.


No information is available on Mr. Ali Taqipur's defense.


َThe Islamic Revolutionary Court of Babol identified Mr. Ali Taqipur as "anti-revolutionary, Mofsed (corruptor on Earth), and Mohareb (fighter) against God." He was condemned to death. The ruling was carried out when he was executed by firing squad in the Islamic Revolutionary Court yard of Babol on July 1, 1981 at noon. No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution. Mr. Ali Taqipur was 27 years old.

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