Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Ahmad Tahmasebi Alijanvand


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


Date of Killing: October, 1982
Location: Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense

About this Case

Information regarding the execution of Mr. Ahmad Tahmasebi Alijanvand was sent to the Boroumand Foundation via an electronic form by a person familiar with his case. According to this information, Mr. Tahmasebi Alijanvand, son of Mohammad, was born in Masjed Soleiman in 1959. He was a high school graduate, single, and a sympathizer of the Fadaiyan Khalq Minority.

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 Minority opposed the Islamic Republic and was active mainly in the political arena and the labor movement.

Arrest and Detention

There is no specific information on Mr. Tahmasebi Alijanvand’s arrest and detention.


No information is available on the accused’s trial.


No information is available on the charges against the accused.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against Mr. Tahmasebi Alijanvand cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial. International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for alleged drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. Each year Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of Guilt

The report of Mr. Tahmasebi Alijanvand’s execution did not provide any specific information on the evidence presented against him.


No information is available on the accused’s defense.


According to the electronic form report, Mr. Tahmasebi Alijanvand was executed by a firing squad in Ahvaz in October or November of 1982.

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