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One Person’s Story

Sa'id Moqadas


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


Date of Killing: Unknown
Location of Killing: Babol, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense

About this Case

Mr. Sa’id Moqadas (Razmandegan) 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 Razmandegan Organization for the Liberation of the Working Class was founded in the winter of 1979.  Its activities were focused on the working class and factories.  The founding tenets of Razmandegan included the rejection of armed struggle and a strong stand against the pro-Soviet policies of the Iranian Tudeh Party.  It viewed the Soviet Union as a “Social imperialist” state and believed thatChinahad deviated from the Marxist-Leninist principles.  Razmandegan was among the groups that became known as Khat-e Se (Third line).   By early 1981, disagreements on the Party’s position on the Iran-Iraq war caused internal splits in Razmandegan.  These splits, which coincided with the massive and brutal repression of dissidents by the Iranian government, caused the Organization to disband.


Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Moqadas’s arrest and detention are not known.


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


The charge brought against Mr. Moqadas is not known.

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. Moqadas’s defense.


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

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