Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Khosro Azari


Age: 19
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer


Date of Killing: 1982
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Sympathizing with anti-regime guerilla groups; Apostasy

About this Case

The news about the execution of Mr. Khosro Azari was sent to the Boroumand Foundation via an electronic form by a person familiar with his case. According to this information, Mr. Azari, son of Abolhasan, was born in Hamadan in 1963. He was a high school graduate, a conscripted soldier at the army, and a sympathizer of the Fadaiyan Khalq Organization (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

According to the information in the electronic form, Mr. Azari was arrested in Tehran and transferred to the Evin Prison.


According to the electronic form, Mr. Azari was tried by an Islamic Revolutionary Court and his trial lasted for about 5 minutes.


According to the electronic form, Mr. Azari was charged with apostasy and membership in the Fadaiyan Khalq Minority.”

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

There is no information on evidence presented against this defendant.


No information is available on the defendant’s defense.


According to the electronic form, Mr. Azari was condemned to death by an Islamic Revolutionary Court was and his death sentence was carried out by a firing squad at the Evin Prison in Tehran in 1982.


* The electronic form is the only source of information about this case.

Correct/ Complete This Entry