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One Person’s Story

Rahmat Talebnejad


Age: 17
Nationality: Iran
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: November 28, 1981
Location of Killing: Qae'mshahr, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Age at time of alleged offense: 17

About this Case

Mr. Rahmat’s Talebinejad’s name, is one of the 12028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahedmagazine (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.

The Fadaiyan Khalq Organization, a Marxist Leninist group, inspired by the Cuban Revolution and the urban guerilla movements of Latin America, was founded in 1971 by two communist groups opposed to the Pahlavi regime. After the 1979 Revolution, the organization, which renounced armed struggle, split over their support of the Islamic Republic and of the Soviet Union. The Fadaiyan Khalq (Minority) opposed the Islamic Republic and was active mainly in the political arena and the labor movement. The Fadaiyan Khalq (Majority) supported and considered the Islamic Republic as a revolutionary and anti-imperialist regime. After the spring of 1983, however, the Islamic Republic targeted the Fadaiyan Khalq (Majority) members solely because of their political beliefs.

Arrest and detention

There is no specific information on the defendant’s arrest and detention.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charge brought against the defendant is not known.

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available on Mr. Talebnejad’s defense.


There is no information on the verdict leading to this execution.

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