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One Person’s Story

Vahid E'tezadi Dailami


Age: 21
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: November 25, 1981
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense

About this Case

The news of the execution of Mr. Vahid E’tezadi (Dailami) and 35 (in Kayhan) and 48 (in Jomhuri Eslami) other individuals was released in a communiqué of the Central Islamic Revolutionary Public Prosecutor’s Office, published in the Kayhan and Jomhuri Eslami dailies on November 26, 1981.

This execution was also reported in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) 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.

Additional information about Mr. E'tezadi Dailami is taken from the book Our Martyrs in the Path to Freedom by Rah-e Kargar publications, copyright 1988. He was a student in Tehran Polytechnic College and a sympathizer of the Rah-e Kargar Organization.

"Rah-e Kargar" or the "Revolutionary Workers Organization of Iran" was established in the summer of 1979. The Organization was founded by individuals from various leftist groups who rejected the idea of armed struggle and believed in political action. They introduced themselves as Marxist-Leninists, promoting a socialist revolution and the leadership of the proletariat. They differed with the pro-Soviet communist party, Tudeh, in that they opposed the Islamic Republic and Ayatollah Khomeini's leadership.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are unknown. According to the Rah-e Kargar book, while waiting at a rendezvous, Mr. E'tezadi Dailami was identified and arrested by a Revolutionary Guard in a Tehran street on July 25, 1981. He was detained at the Evin Prison for four months.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


According to the communiqué of the Central Public Prosecutor’s Office, Mr. E’tezadi Dailami was charged with “being in charge of the investigative and operational section of the American Organization, Rah-e Kargar.”

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 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. Based on the information available in the Kayhan and the Jomhuri Eslami dailies, the Central Islamic Republic Court declared Mr. E'tezadi Dailami a “corruptor, enemy and fighter against God” and sentenced him to death. He was executed by a firing squad at the Evin Prison on the dawn of November 25, 1981.

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