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One Person’s Story

Mehran Shahabeddin


Age: 34
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: January 31, 1984
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

Mr. Mehran Shahabeddin is among the 282 individuals listed in a United Nations Report on The Situation of Human Right in the Islamic Republic of Iran (Note by the Secretary General), published on 13 November 1985. The report lists these individuals as "Persons who were allegedly summarily and arbitrarily executed in the Islamic Republic of Iran: 1984-1985." He is also one of the 12028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by Mojahedin Khalq Organization on September 6, 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. Additional information about Mr. Mehran Shahabeddin is taken from the book Our Martyrs for Freedom and Socialism by Rah-e Kargar publication.

Mr. Shahabeddin was born in Shahmirzad. He was a Medical student in Tehran University when he was arrested for his connection to the Fadaiyan Khalq Organization in 1972. He was condemned to ten years imprisonment. He was released in 1978 and a few months later, he became one of the founders of the Revolutionary Workers Organization of Iran and a member of the Political Bureau. His wife (Parvin Goli Abkenari) and his brother-in-law (Ruzbeh Goli Abkenari) were also executed

"Rah-e Kargar" or the "Revolutionary Workers Organization of Iran" was established in the summer of 1979. The Organization was founded by individuals from various leftist groups who had rejected the idea of armed struggle and believed in political action. They introduced themselves as Marxist-Leninists, promoting a socialist revolution and the leadership of the proletariat. They differed with the pro-Soviet communist party, Tudeh, in that they opposed the Islamic Republic and Ayatollah Khomeini's leadership.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. According to the above book, Mr. Mehran Shahabeddin was arrested along with his wife and his brother-in-law in July of 1982. They transferred him to Evin prison. According to his will, he had some visitations with his wife.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Mr. Shahabeddin’s charges.

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available about the defense.


No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution. According to the above source, Mr. Mehran Shahabeddin was executed by a firing squad in Evin prison on January 31, 1984.

In his will, with several lines crossed out, he addressed his mother: “Tell my wife, Parvin, (whom I had my last visitation today), If she is release later, that even though our life together was short, but, a lot of memories accompanied me to this moment... Mother, I know that you cannot avoid weeping for me; but, try to shed tears calmly...”

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