Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Majid Kuzegardari


Age: 47
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam (Shi'a)
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: August 14, 1980
Location of Killing: Tabriz, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Sympathizing with anti-regime guerilla groups; Drug related offense; Homosexual act

About this Case

News of the execution of Mr. Majid Kuzegardari and another person was reported by a correspondent for the Jomhuri Eslami daily in Tabriz on August 14, 1980. Additional information about Mr. Kuzegardari, son of Zeinol’abedin, is based on an electronic form sent to Omid by a person familiar with his case. According to this information, he was born in Tabriz in 1933. He was married, had an elementary education, and worked at the main vegetable market.        

Arrest and Detention

The circumstances of Mr. Kuzegardari’s arrest and detention are not known. According to the information sent to Omid, he was arrested at the Tabriz airport.


No information is available on Mr. Kuzegardari’s trial. According to information sent to Omid, he was tried in Tabriz.


According to the daily report, the charges against Mr. Kuzegardari were announced as, “Repeated counts of sodomy, smuggling opium, and participation in stick-wielding for the disbanded party of Muslim People” 

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 this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against Mr. Kuzegardari.


No information is available about Mr. Kuzegardari’s defense. 


According to the daily report, the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Tabriz declared Mr. Majid Kuzegardari a “corruptor on earth” and sentenced him to death.     

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