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One Person’s Story

Ali Bazjanbazlu


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


Date of Killing: August 25, 1980
Location: Iran
Mode of Killing: Extrajudicial killing

About this Case

The information about Mr. Ali Bazjanbazlu is taken from the book Our Martyrs for Freedom and Socialism by Rah-e Kargar publications. He was a sympathizer of the Revolutionary Workers Organization of Iran, Rah-e Kargar.

"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 identified 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

Mr. Ali Bazjanbazlu was never arrested.


Mr. Ali Bazjanbazlu was never attended a trial.


Mr. Ali Bazjanbazlu had no opportunity to defend himself.


Whether or not he was condemned to death in absentia is not known. He was murdered on August 25, 1980.

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