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One Person’s Story

Farhad Amir Ghiasvand


Age: 30
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: February, 1982
Location of Killing: Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

The information about Mr. Farhad Amir Ghiasvand is gathered from a book titled Siavoshan: Remembrance of the Ranjbaran Party of Iran’s Martyrs by Baqer Mortazavi, 1999, Germany. This execution was also reported in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by Mojahedin Khalq Organization in 1985. The list includes 12028 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. Ghiasvand traveled to England in 1976 and later returned to Iran.

The Ranjbaran Party of Iran was established, in Tehran, by a number of Marxist groups and parties in late December 1979. The founders of Ranjbaran were Marxist – Leninist and followers of Mao Tse-Tung’s school of thought. They opposed the USA and the USSR and supported Ruhollah Khomeini as an anti-imperialist leader. During the massive repression of 1981, the party was banned and its leaders were executed. Its publication, Ranjbar, is occasionally published outside Iran since 1981.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are unknown. According the above source, Mr. Ghiasvand was arrested in 1981 and tortured in detention.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Mr. Ghiasvand’s charges.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution contains no evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on Mr. Ghiasvand’s defense.


There is no information on the verdict leading to this execution. According to the Mojahed magazine, he was executed in February 1982.

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