Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Mohammad Gholami


Age: 20
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: November 11, 1981
Location: Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting

About this Case

The information about Mr. Mohammad Gholami is taken from the book Our Martyrs for Freedom and Socialism by Rah-e Kargar Publications. He was born in a working class family in Qazvin. After the revolution, he was active in the movement of unemployed workers in Qazvin. He joined the Communication and Distribution of Publications unit of the Rah-e Kargar Organization. He was arrested and detained for two months for these activities.

"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 called themselves 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 details of this defendant’s arrest and detention are unknown. Mr. Mohammad Gholami was arrested in October, 1981.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Mr. Mohammad Gholami’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, Mr. Mohammad Gholami was executed by a firing squad on November 11, 1981.

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