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One Person’s Story

Nozar Bahadori


Age: 22
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: February 20, 1985
Location of Killing: Masjed Soleyman, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

Mr. Nozar Bahadori, a high school graduate majoring in mathematics and physics, and a member of the Ettehadieh Kominist-ha, 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. Additional information was sent through electronic form by a person close to Mr. Bahadori.

The Ettehadieh Komonist-ha was created by exiled opponents of the Pahlavi regime who mostly belonged to the Student Confederation. They followed the teachings of Mao Tse-Tung and did not believe in guerilla warfare. The group became marked by ideological divides during the periods preceding and following the 1979 revolution which caused it to split into several factions. One of the most important rifts was triggered by the decision by a number of members to take up arms and take over a city in Iran. The uprising plan, devised in the midst of an active and violent anti-communist campaign by the revolutionary Islamic government, split the Ettehadieh in two factions: one believing in the armed movement and the other opposing it.

Arrest and detention

The defendant was arrested in his home in Masjed Soleyman (Khuzestan province) in 1981 at 9 a.m. No other information regarding his arrest and detention is available.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charges against Mr. Bahadori are 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 Ms. Bahadori’s defense.


Mr. Nozar Bahadori was reportedly sentenced to 6 months in prison by a local tribunal. His sentence was later changed to 3 years and finally he was sentenced to death. No other information is available on the judicial process leading to his execution. He was shot by a firing squad on February 20, 1985.

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