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One Person’s Story

Bahman Kargar


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 27, 1981
Location of Killing: Esfahan, Esfahan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: War on God, God's Prophet and the deputy of the Twelfth Imam; Sympathizing with anti-regime guerilla groups

About this Case

Case Remarks

The information about the execution of Mr. Bahman Kargar and 52 other individuals was released in a communique of the Esfahan Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal, published in the newspaper Jomhuri Eslami, September 30, 1981.

Arrest and detention

No information is available about Mr. Kargar's arrest or detention.


No information is available about the defendant's trial.


Mr. Kargar was accused of "being a member of the armed wing of the People' s Mojahedin Organization... armed action against the Islamic Republic of Iran, terror, murder and attacking the revolutionary guard and bassij brothers, attacking the Bassij dormitories, throwing Molotov cocktails and three ways [explosives] in public places, [aiming] cars and shops of the revolutionary guards, Bassij and the hezbollahi people."

These charges are collective and brought against the defendant and 52 other individuals. The prosecution does not mention any specific offense for the defendant.

Evidence of guilt

No information is available about evidence presented against the defendant.


No information is available about Mr. Kargar's defense.


He was found guilty of "armed rebellion against the Islamic Republic" and sentenced to death. He was executed on Sunday night, September 27th.

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