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One Person’s Story

Rahmat Matlabi (Motalebi)

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: November 27, 1982
Location: Orumieh, Azarbaijan-e Gharbi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense

About this Case

Mr. Rahmat Matlabi (Motalebi) (The Democratic Party of Iranian Kordestan) is one of the 12028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by Mojahedin Khalq Organization in 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 Democratic Party of Iranian Kordestan (PDKI) was founded in 1945 with the objective to gain autonomy for Kurdistan, in north-west of Iran. After the Revolution, conflicts between the new central Shiite government and the mainly Sunni Kurdistan, regarding the role of minorities in the drafting of the constitution, specification of Shiite as the official state religion, and particularly the autonomy of the region, ended in armed clashes between the Revolutionary Guards and thepeshmerga (the militia of the PDKI). The PDKI boycotted the referendum of April 1, when people went to polls to vote for or against the Islamic regime. On August 19, 1979 Ayatollah Khomeini called the PDKI the “party of Satan” and declared it “unofficial and illegal.” Mass executions and fighting broke out and continued for several months in the region. By 1983, PDKI had lost much of its influence in the region. Various leaders of the PDKI have been assassinated.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Matlabi (Motalebi)’s arrest and detention are not known.

Trial

No information is available on Mr. Matlabi (Motalebi)’s trial.

Charges

The charge brought against Mr. Matlabi (Motalebi) is not known.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.

Defense

No information is available on Mr. Matlabi (Motalebi)’s defense.

Judgment

There is no information on the verdict leading to this execution.

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