Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Hamid Safarinejad


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


Date of Killing: April 29, 1982
Location of Killing: Bushehr, Bushehr Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Sympathizing with anti-regime guerilla groups

About this Case

The information about Mr. Hamid Safarinejad is based on an electronic form sent to Omid by a person familiar with his case. According to this information, he was born in Bushehr in 1953. He was a teacher with an associate degree and a sympathizer of the Fadaiyan Khalq Minority Organization. He is among the victims on the organization’s list of those killed.         

 The Fadaiyan Khalq Organization, a Marxist-Leninist group inspired by the Cuban Revolution and the urban guerilla movements of Latin America, was founded in 1971 by two communist groups opposed to the Pahlavi regime. In 1981, the organization, which had opted for open political and electoral activity after the revolution, split over the critique of the concept of urban guerilla warfare and the support of the Islamic Republic and of the Soviet Union. The Fadaiyan Khalq Minority opposed the Islamic Republic and, though it did not abandon the theory of armed struggle, its activities were mainly limited to the political arena and the labor movement. Following the Mojahedin Khalq Organization’s June 21st declaration of armed struggle, the Fadaiyan announced the organization of combatant cells. However, based on available information, these cells did not become operational. Many of the groups’ members and supporters were arrested and executed in the early 1980’s.

Arrest and Detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. According to the information sent to Omid, Mr. Hamid Safarinejad was arrested in Bushehr in February of 1982.     


No information is available on Hamid Safarinejad’s trial.


According to the information sent, the charge against Mr. Hamid Safarinejad was a sympathizer of the Fadaiyan Khalq Minority 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 Mr. Safarinejad.


No information is available about Mr. Safarinejad’s defense.  


No specific information is available about Mr. Safarinejad’s execution. According to the information sent to Omid, he was executed on April 29, 1982. According to the list of the Fadaiyan Khalq Minority Organization, he was executed by firing squad in Bushehr on May 2, 1982.       


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