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One Person’s Story

Mojtaba Ahmadzadeh

About

Age: 25
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Single

Case

Date of Killing: October 30, 1981
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense
Age at time of offense: 25

About this Case

News and information regarding the execution of Mr. Mojtaba Ahmadzadeh, son of Taher, is sent to Abdorrahman Boroumand Center by a person who knew him via an electronic form on December 11, 2020. (ABC e-form)

Mr. Ahmadzadeh is also one of the 12028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahedmagazine (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 is taken from Bidaran website.

Mr. Mojtaba Ahmadzadeh was born on May 18, 1956 in Mashhad. He was a student at Sharif University in Tehran. He was a member of Razmandegan Organization was known as leftist activist at the university. He was living in hiding since June 1981. (ABC e-form)

The Razmandegan Organization for the Liberation of the Working Class was founded in the winter of 1979.  Its activities were focused on the working class and factories.  The founding tenets of Razmandegan included the rejection of armed struggle and a strong stand against the pro-Soviet policies of the Iranian Tudeh Party.  It viewed the Soviet Union as a “Social imperialist” state and believed that China had deviated from the Marxist-Leninist principles.  Razmandegan was among the groups that became known as Khat-e Se (Third line).   By early 1981, disagreements on the Party’s position on the Iran-Iraq war caused internal splits in Razmandegan.  These splits, which coincided with the massive and brutal repression of dissidents by the Iranian government, caused the Organization to disband.

Arrest and detention

Once the members of Islamic Association of Students identified Mr. Ahmadzadeh, he got arrested in early September 1981. There are no further information regarding his arrest except that he was being questioned about his father’s whereabouts who was also living in hiding at the time. Mr. Ahmadzadeh was detained in Evin Prison. (ABC e-form)

Trial

No information is available on the defendant’s trial.

Charges

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 the defendant.

Defense

No information is available on Mr. Ahmadzadeh's defense.

Judgment

Mr. Mojtaba Ahmadzadeh was executed by firing squad in Evin prison on October 30, 1981. There is no information on the verdict leading to this execution.

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