Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran
One Person’s Story

Maryam Dejagah


Age: 19
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: October 29, 1982
Location of Killing: Arak, Markazi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Membership of anti-regime guerilla group

About this Case

The execution of Ms. Maryam Dejagah, along with ten other individuals, was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on November 1, 1982. Additional information has been sent to Omid by a friend of hers via an electronic form. She is also among 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.

She was born in Dorud (Lorestan province) and was a teacher. She was affiliated with the Fadaiyan Khalq Organization.

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. Following the 1979 revolution, the Organization, which had renounced armed struggle, split over their support of the Islamic Republic and of the Soviet Union. The Fadaiyan Khalq Minority opposed the Islamic Republic and was active mainly in the political arena and the labor movement.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Ms. Dejagah’s arrest and detention are not known.


There is no information regarding this trial.


According to this report, Ms. Dejagah was “a member of the Central Committee of the Fadaiyan Khalq Guerilla Organization (minority faction) that is at war with God.”

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

No information is available concerning the evidence presented against the accused.


No information is available concerning Ms. Dejagah’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Arak sentenced Ms. Maryam Dejagah to death. The Supreme Court of the Islamic Republic of Iran approved the sentence. She was executed in Arak at mid-night on October 29, 1982 along with ten other individuals.

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