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One Person’s Story

Mohammad (Asghar) Soleimani

About

Age: 23
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Single

Case

Date of Killing: October 30, 1982
Location: Arak, Markazi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

Mr. Mohammad (Asghar) Soleimani (university student, Fadaiyan Khalq Organization) 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.

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. Following the 1979 Revolution, the Organization, which had renounced armed struggle, split over their support of the Islamic Republic and of the Soviet Union. The Fadaiyan Khalq Majority considered the Islamic Republic as a revolutionary and anti-imperialist regime and supported it. After the spring of 1983, however, the Islamic Republic targeted its members solely because of their political beliefs. The Keshtgar faction (also known as 16 Azar faction) split from the Majority branch on December 7, 1981, due to its opposition to uniting with the Tudeh Party.

Arrest and detention

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

Trial

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Charges

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.

Defense

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

Judgment

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