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One Person’s Story

Hassan Malekipur

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: October 19, 1981
Location: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense

About this Case

Mr. Hassan Malekipur (Forqan) 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.

Forqan was formed in 1977 by a group of Ali Shari’ati’s followers with a modern interpretation of the Qoran and Islamic ideology.  It is not clear whether or not the group was armed, but it went underground soon after its formation.  Based on documents available in the archives of the Islamic Revolution Documentation Center (gathered and reported by Ahmad Gudarzi on Bacheha-ye Ghalam website), this group opposed from the onset of the Revolution the involvement of the clergy in the government and the particular interpretation of Islam later implemented by the Islamic Republic authorities. In its short period of post-revolutionary activity, the group was accused of involvement in several assassinations and armed robberies, the first one reportedly as early as May 1979, only a couple of months after the triumph of the Revolution.  Based on the above mentioned report, most of the known members of the group were executed or killed in clashes with Islamic Revolutionary Committee forces, which led to the total elimination of the group in January 1980.

Arrest and detention

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

Trial

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

Charges

The charge brought against Mr. Malekipur’s 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. Malekipur’s defense.

Judgment

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

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