Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Arasteh Qolivand


Age: 56
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam (Shi'a)
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: December 30, 1981
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

The information about Ms. Arasteh Qolivand is taken from the Mojahedin Khalq Organizatio (MKO) website. She was a housewife and a mother of 6 from Azarbaijan and a sympathizer of the MKO. Her children, Mr. Reza Bozorganfard an Air Force Office, and Ms. Soghra Bozorganfard, who were both Mojahed were also killed.

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.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are unknown. The date of Ms. Qolivand’s arrest is unknown. According to the MKO website, after her base was surrounded, she was arrested by the Revolutionary Guard and taken to the Evin prison. According to the same source, she was tortured severely. Ms. Qolivand had some visits with one of her children who was also detained.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Ms. Qolivand’s charges.

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available about the defendant’s defence.


No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution. According to the MKO list, Ms. Qolivand was executed by a firing squad in the Evin prison on December 19, 1981.

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