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One Person’s Story

Mohammad (Shapur) Taqarobi


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


Date of Killing: March, 1980
Location of Killing: Kermanshah Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Extrajudicial shooting

About this Case

The information about Mr. Mohammad (Shapur) Taqarobi is taken from the book Our Martyrs for Freedom and Socialism by Rah-e Kargar Publications. He was 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

According to the above book, Mr. Mohammad Taqarobi was arrested at Ghazanchi intersection close to Kermanshah by a group of Revolutionary Guards and pro-Islamic Republic Kurds on February 23, 1980. He was taken to Dizelabad Prison in Kermanshah. During his imprisonment, he was severely tortured. He was denied the right to an attorney and was allowed no visits with his family.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Mr. Mohammad Taqarobi’s 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 contains no evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available about his defense.


No specific information is available about the death sentence. According to the above source, the body of Mr. Mohammad Taqarobi was found in Meleh mountain pass between the cities of Paveh and Ravansar (in Kermanshah province) on March 11, 1980. His throat had been cut and he had two bullets in his head.

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