Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Sa'id Shahrokhi


Age: 16
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: September 15, 1981
Location of Killing: Mahalat, Markazi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Robbery; Sympathizing with anti-regime guerilla groups; Printing/distributing leaflets; Plotting to overthrow the Islamic Republic; Participating in clashes with revolutionary guards and or Bassij brothers

About this Case

The information about Mr. Sa’id Shahrokhi, born in Mahalat (Markazi province), has been drawn from an electronic form sent to Omid by an individual familiar with this case. The Public Relations Department of the Prosecutor’s Office announced this executed, as published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on September 16, 1981. This name is also listed among the 12028 individuals 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. Mr. Shahrokhi was affiliated with the Mojahedin Khalq Organization.

Arrest and detention

The details of the circumstances of Mr. Shahrokhi’s arrest and detention are not known. Based on the information of the electronic form, he was arrested in Mahalat and was detained incommunicado for a few months in the detention center of the Revolutionary Guards Base in Mahalat.


There is no information regarding this trial other than Mr. Shahrokhi was tried at the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Mahalat.


According to the Public Relations Department of the Prosecutor’s Office, Mr. Shahrokhi was charged with “participation in clashes on the streets, including a clash no Mobarezan street which led to the death of one person and injury of a few other defenseless Muslims, stealing a type-machine, holding meetings to plot against the regime of the Islamic Republic, propaganda, distribution of leaflets and publications in Delijan [Markazi province] and Mahalat, belief in terrorist activities and guerrilla warfare of the [Mojahedin Khalq 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 the execution refers to “possession of the Mojahed magazine as evidence against the defendant (electronic form).


No information is available concerning Mr. Shahrokhi’s defense. He was denied to be represented by an attorney (electronic form).


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Mahalat called Mr. Sa’id Shahrokhi a “rebel and corruptor on earth” and condemned him to death. According to the form, Mr. Shahrokhi was shot in a desert near Mahalat. The Prosecutor’s Office announced the date of the execution as September 15, 1981.

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