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One Person’s Story

Hamidreza Moqadasi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 10, 1981
Location of Killing: Tabriz, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Hamidreza Moqadasi, son of Ahmad, along with 28 others, was published in theJomhuri Eslaminewspaper on August 12, 1981.

Mr. Hamidreza Moqadasi 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.

The Peykar Organization for the Liberation of the Working Class was founded by a number of dissident members of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization who had converted to Marxism-Leninism. Peykar was also joined by a number of political organizations, known as Khat-e Se (Third line). The founding tenets of Peykar included the rejection of guerrilla struggle and a strong stand against the pro-Soviet policies of the Iranian Tudeh Party. Peykar viewed the Soviet Union as a "Social imperialist" state, believed that China had deviated from the Marxist-Leninist principles, and radically opposed all factions of the Islamic regime of Iran. The brutal repression of dissidents by the Iranian government and splits within Peykar in 1981 and 1982 effectively dismantled the Organization and scattered its supporters. By the mid-1980s, Peykar was no longer in existence.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charges against Mr. Hamidreza Moqadasi were published in the report as "uprising, armed action against the Islamic Revolution of Iran, being a high ranking member of the Peykar Organization, distribution and copying the publications of this organization, establishing cells to overthrow the Islamic Republic, and being in charge of logistics and organization of Peykar in the Eastern Azarbaijan province." “Apostasy” was another charge against Mr. Moqadasi. These charges are the same for all five sympathizers of the Peykar Organization.

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 on Mr. Hamidreza Moqadasi's defense.


َThe Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tabriz declared Mr. Hamidreza Moqadasi guilty of “waging war on God”. He was condemned to death. The ruling was carried out and he was executed in the Tabriz prison yard on August 10, 1981 at night. No exact information is available about the details of the court verdict.

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