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One Person’s Story

Firuz Fakhr Yaseri


Age: 26
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: March 10, 1982
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

Mr. Firuz Fakhr Yaseri is one of the 12028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by Mojahedin Khalq Organization on September 6, 1985. The list includes 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. The additional information about Mr. Firuz Fakhr Yaseri is taken from the book "Our Martyrs for Freedom and Socialism" by Rah-e Kargar publication. He was born in a village around Siahkal (Gilan province).

Mr. Fakhr Yaseri was a chemistry student in Esfahan University. In 1975, he was arrested and imprisoned for a year for his political activities. After his release and the completion of his military service, he graduated from the university. In 1979, he joined the Rah-e Kargar Organization. Mr. Fakhr Yaseri was executed along with 200 other people.

"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 had 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 not known. According to the above book, Mr. Firuz Fakhr Yaseri was arrested at a rendezvous in the streets of Tehran on December 15, 1981. He was transferred to Evin prison. The book quotes some of his cellmates saying that he was tortured severely. Also, the judge pressured him for an interview.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Mr. Firuz Fakhr Yaseri’s charges.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available about the defendant’s defense.


No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution. Mr. Firuz Fakhr Yaseri was shot by a firing squad in Evin prison on March 10, 1982.

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