Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Javad Sharifi


Age: 32
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer


Date of Killing: February 4, 1982
Location of Killing: Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense

About this Case

The news about the execution of Mr. Mohammad Javad Sharifi, son of Davud, was sent to the Boroumand Foundation by a person familiar with this case through an electronic form. According to this information, he was born in Khorramabad on September 16, 1950. Mr. Sharifi was in prison before the revolution for sympathizing with the Fadaiyan Khalq guerrilla organization. He was released from prison during the revolution. The sender of the electronic form is not certain about Mr. Sharifi’s political affiliation after the revolution, but most likely, he was a member of the Fadaiyan Khalq Minority Organization. The sender of the electronic form remembers Mr. Sharifi as an amicable justice-loving person.

The news about this execution is also reflected in the website of the Fadaiyan Khalq Minority Organization.

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 provided to the Boroumand Foundation, Mr. Sharifi was arrested on November 12, 1981 in a village near Khorramabad. At the time of his arrest he attended, along with other members of the Fadaiyan Khalq Minority Organization, the 40th-day mourning service for Siamak Asadian, who was killed by the regime in the north of Iran.


No information is available on Mr. Sharifi’s trial.


No information is available on the defendant’s charges.

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 does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available about the defendant’s defence.


According to the electronic form, Mr. Mohammad Javad Sharifi was executed on February 4, 1982. His body was not released to his family. Instead, his burial location in the Behesht-e-Zahra cemetery in Tehran was written on a piece of paper and given to the family.

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