Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran
One Person’s Story

Vahid Rafi'i Khansari


Age: 20
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: March 11, 1982
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

The information about Vahid Rafi’i Khansari, son of Mehdi, has been sent to Omid via an electronic form by an individual familiar with this case. He is also one of the 12028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by Mojahedin Khalq Organization in 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. Mr. Rafi’i Khansari was born in 1961 in Orumieh. He was a sympathizer of Mojahedin Khlaq Iran and was serving his compulsory military service in Tehran.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of Mr. Rafi’i Khansari’s arrest and detention are not known, other than he was arrested in an afternoon in October/November 1981 in Tehran and was taken to Evin prison.


There is no information regarding this trial.


The charges brought against the defendant are not known.

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

No information is available concerning the evidence presented against the accused.


No information is available concerning Mr. Rafi’i Khansari’s defense.


No specific information is available about the verdict leading to this execution. Mr. Vahid Rafi’i Khansari was executed in Evin prison on March 11, 1982.

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