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One Person’s Story

Hamid Reza Yusefi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam


Date of Killing: December 28, 1981
Location of Killing: Karaj, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unspecified counter-revolutionary offense; Printing/distributing leaflets

About this Case

The execution of Mr. Hamid Reza Yusefi, son of Abolfath, was reported in the Kayhan newspaper on December 29, 1981, and in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by Mojahedin Khalq Organization in 1985. This addendum lists 12028 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 newspapers report calls him “one of the sympathizers of the terrorist group-let of hypocrites”, referring to the Mojahedin Khalq Organization.

Arrest and detention

The details of Mr. Yusefi’s arrest and detention are not known.


There is no information regarding this trial, other than Mr. Yusefi was tried at the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Karaj.


According to the newspaper, Mr. Yusefi was charged with “being in charge of the team-houses in Karaj as well as the publishing house of this group-let, which is at war with God.”

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. Yusefi’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Karaj condemned Mr. Hamid Reza Yusefi to death. He was shot by a firing squad in Karaj on December 28, 1981 at dawn. At the time of execution, he was 25 years old.

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