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One Person’s Story

Musa Ostovar


Age: 20
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: July 5, 1982
Location of Killing: Langarud, Gilan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Sympathizing with anti-regime guerilla groups; Murder

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Musa Ostovar, along with three others, was announced by the public relations of the Chief Public Prosecutor of the Islamic Revolution and reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily on July 14, 1982. Mr. Musa Ostovar is also 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.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Mr. Ostovar was reported to be charged with “supporting the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) and participating in the murder of Iraj Torabi.”

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. Ostovar’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Hamedan sentenced Mr. Ostovar to death. The sentence was carried out.

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