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One Person’s Story

Jahandar Salehi


Age: 31
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: 1984
Location of Killing: Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense

About this Case

Mr. Jahandar Salehi is one of the 430 individuals whose names appear on the list of “Martyrs of the Peykar Organization for the Liberation of the Working Class” published on the website of Andeesheh va Peykar. This list contains the names of those members of the organization who died after the revolution of 1979. More than 400 of the individuals on this list have been executed. According to this report, Mr. Jahandar Salehi, 31, was born in Masjedsoleiman and had a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.

According to “Andishe & Peikar” website, He was first arrested in 1980/1981 and sentenced to 5-year imprisonment. After receiving his sentence he escaped from the prison along with 5 others in April 1981

The Peykar Organization for the Liberation of the Working Class was founded by a number of dissident members of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization who had converted to Marxism-Leninism. Peykar was also joined by a number of political organizations, known as Khat-e Se (Third line). The founding tenets of Peykar included the rejection of guerrilla struggle and a strong stand against the pro-Soviet policies of the Iranian Tudeh Party. Peykar viewed the Soviet Union as a "Social imperialist" state, believed that China had deviated from the Marxist-Leninist principles, and radically opposed all factions of the Islamic regime of Iran. The brutal repression of dissidents by the Iranian government and splits within Peykar in 1981 and 1982 effectively dismantled the Organization and scattered its supporters. By the mid-1980s, Peykar was no longer in existence.

Arrest and detention

Based on the report from “Andishe & Peikar” website, Mr. Salehi was arrested again in 1984, but there are no details available on his arrest and detention.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Mr. Jahandar Salehi'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 on Mr. Jahandar Salehi's defense.


According to the list of Martyrs of the Peykar Organization, Mr. Jahandar Salehi was executed in 1984 after the second arrest in Tehran. No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution.

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