This is a list of the martyrs of the green Iranian revolution. I strive to confirm all data and link to the original source. I update this list continuously to make it the most accurate source for information about the martyrs of the green Iranian revolution. We shall not forget!
Last update 7:30 Tehran Time, Dec 2, 2009
|Date||City||Number of Martyrs||Name of Martyr(s)||Source||Confirmation|
|June 14||Tehran, Tajrish, Javaheri Hospital||1||Meysam Ebadi||حیات||Confirmed|
|June 14||Tehran, Tehran university||5||Fatemeh Barati
Kambiz Shoaee (Shojaii, Shojaee)
|Daftar-e Tahkim-e Vahdat||Unconfirmed|
|June 15||Tehran, Rasool-e Akram Hospital||9||Mostafa Ghanian||Human Rights Watch||Confirmed|
|June 15||Tehran, Erfan hospital||15||Alireza Eftekhari
And 13 others
|Human Rights Activists in Iran15||Confirmed|
|June 15||Tehran||2||Fahimeh Salahshoor6
|Human Rights Activists in Iran||Unconfirmed|
|June 15||Shiraz, Shiraz university||2||Unknown||Daftar-e Tahkim-e Vahdat||Unconfirmed|
|June 15||Kermanshah||1||Hossein Tahmasebi11||Wikipedia||Confirmed|
|June 15||Tehran||1||Fatemeh Samsarian||کمیته دفاع از حقوق شهروندی||Unconfirmed|
|June 16||Isfahan||1||Hossein Akhtarzand||HRA News Agency||Confirmed|
|June 16||Tehran||1||Mohammad Nikzadi||Human Rights Activists in Iran||Unconfirmed|
|June 17||Tehran||1||Mohammad Asgari||Guardian||Confirmed|
|June 17||Tehran||1||Mohammad Hossein Barzegar||Human Rights Activists in Iran||Unconfirmed|
|June 18||Tehran||1||Naser Amirnejad||Dast Neveshte1||Confirmed|
|June 19||Tehran||1||Kianoush Asa||Various2||Confirmed|
|June 20||Tehran||13||Neda Agha Soltan
And 2 others
|Youtube video (Warning: Graphic)||Confirmed|
|June 20||Tehran||21 (34-13) Read these names together with the above row||Seyed Reza Tabatabai
Maryam Mehr Azin
Milad Yazdan Panah
And 9 others
|June 21||Tehran||1||Parisa Koli||Human Rights Activists in Iran||Unconfirmed|
|June 21||Tehran||2||Ali Shahedi||Various||Confirmed|
|June 23||Tehran||1||Shalir Khazra7||Various||Unconfirmed|
|June 24||Tehran||1||Vahid Reza Tabatabai||Human Rights Activists in Iran||Unconfirmed|
|June 28||Tehran||1||Mahmoud Raisi Najafi||موج سبز آزادی||Confirmed|
|June (perhaps June 15)||Tehran||1||Moharram Chegini Gheshlaghi||نوروز||Confirmed|
|July 1||Tehran||1||Yaghoub Barvayeh4||Various||Confirmed|
|Before July 3||Mashhad||1||Unknown||
|1-3 July||Sirjan||1||Mohammad Naderipour||Unconfirmed3|
|Before July 5||Mashhad||1||Hamid Maddah Shourcheh||Va inak akharol zaman weblog||Confirmed|
|July 6||Tehran||1||Ahmad Kargar Nedjati19||Confirmed|
|July||Tehran||1||Said Esmaeeli Khanbebin||Unconfirmed|
|July 11||Mashhad||1||Mehrdad Heydari||Unconfirmed|
|July 14||Shiraz||1||Arman Estakhri Pour||ندانیوز||Unconfirmed|
|July 14||Tehran, Evin/Kahrizak Prison||1||Amir Javadifar12||HRA News Agency||Confirmed|
|6-15 July||Tehran||1||Taraneh Mousavi16||Various||Confirmed|
|July 16||Tehran||1||Mohammad Kamrani||HRA News Agency||Confirmed|
|July 17||Tehran||1||Mostafa Kiarostami||HRA News Agency||Confirmed|
|Before July 20||Tehran||1||Behzad Ghahremani||INA||Unconfirmed|
|June 15 – July 22||Tehran||1||Hossein Akbari||HRA News Agency||Confirmed|
|10-22 July||Tehran, Evin Prison||1||Mohsen Roh-Ol-Amini||جام جم||Confirmed|
|9-25 July||Tehran||1||Ramin Ghahremani||Confirmed|
|9-26 July||Tehran, Kahrizak Prison||6||Hassan Shapoori
Milad (no surname)
|June 20 – Aug 1||Kermanshah||1||Pouya Maghsoud Beigi||Unconfirmed|
|Unknown||Tehran||2||Hadi Fallah Manesh
|August 25||Yazd||1||Majid Kamali||Unconfirmed|
|August 26||Isfahan||1||Mohammad Javad Parandakh20||
|November 10||Tehran, Kahrizak||1||Ramin Pourandarjani||
List of Martyrs, some sources are in Persian
1 Naser Amirnejad was wounded June 15 but died on June 18 and therefore cannot have been a part of the original figures.
2 Kianoush was arrested on June 15 and was found in a morgue on June 24. He is, I believe, the first confirmed martyr while at custody (torture?). In his 40th day ceremony, his brother clearly states that Kianoush’s time of death is June 19.
3 There is a possibility, however remote, that the killing had not been political.
4 Yaghoub was shot on June 20 and passed away on July 1. He is therefore not accounted for in the original figures for June 20. Update: According to a different report, Yaghoub was shot form the roof of the Loghman mosque on June 25 and was martyred the same day at the Loghman Hospital.
5 In many sites it is wrongly stated that the martyrs are Fatemeh Rajabpour and her daughter when in fact Fatemeh is the daughter of Sarvareh Broumand.
6 If confirmed, Fahime Salahshoor is one of the first martyrs of the green revolution.
7 According to various sources, Shalir (sometimes wrongly spelled Shalar or Shiler) died on either June 16 or June 23.
8 Despite the fact that Sohrab’s martyrdom was discovered on July 11, it seems now that he was killed during the June 15 demonstration.
9 It seems that Farzad Jashni and Farzad Hashti (similar looking spelling in Persian) is the same person. There is no information available about Hashti than his name. I suggest that Hashti is removed from the list unless proven otherwise.
10 This report mentions that at least 3 people have died, one of them is Mostafa Ghanian who was martyred in Tehran and the second one is probably martyr Hamid Maddah Shourcheh.
11 Some sources had wrongly reported Famil (as in sir name) Tahmasebi had been martyred in Kermanshah. However, it is now ascertained that it is the same person as Hossein Tahmasebi.
12 This martyr has variously been identified as Amir Javadifar and Amir Javadi Langaroudi but this interview settles the matter, it is Javadifar.
13 According to this very disturbing account of the Kahrizak camp (prison), there is at least another 6 martyrs. The account is plausible since we already have the torture and subsequent death of Mohsen Roh-Ol-Amini and Amir Javadifar at Kahrizak verified. If one of those mentioned is independently verified as martyr, then I consider the whole account to be true.
14 There are very little sources about Abbas Disnad. However the report from INA and comments made on that page in conjunction with a commemoration invitation issued by Mohsen Makhmalbaf and Mohsen Sazgar where the precise spot for Disnad’s grave is given (incidentally the same block as Neda Agha Soltan), makes this case plausible. Update August 20: A report on Saham News now definitely verifies this case.
15 Up until the disclosure of the identity of the martyr Behzad Mohajer, I considered the report from Human Rights Activists in Iran as unconfirmed. However, now that the “quota of Rasool-e Akram Hospital” is filled, the report about the Erfan Hospital has to be considered as confirmed. Observe that in most cases, we do not know who was at which hospital, we only have access to numbers.
16 State media has tried to refute the case of Taraneh. The evidence is however still compelling. Please read this article (in Farsi) to further support the case.
18 The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has ascertained that “on 20 June, when the government reported that 11 protesters had been killed, three Tehran hospitals placed a total of 34 corpses of demonstrators in their morgues: Imam Khomeini Hospital had 19 bodies; Rasool Akram Hospital, 8 bodies; and Loghman Hospital, 7 bodies.” This is 15 more than in my previous list for June 20 and because the ”quota” for former reports is already filled I shall from now on consider the figure of 34 martyrs for June 20 as valid.
20 Kalam News, close to the Government, states that suicide is the reason for the death of Mohammad Javad Parandakh. While that is true, it is also true that he has been under severe pressure by authorities and had earlier on the day of his suicide been questioned by them.
So far at least 63 people have become martyrs in the new Iranian revolution and this figure may be as high as 115. In many cases despite the fact that there is a name I still choose to regard the report as unconfirmed. That is because there is ONLY ONE REPORT – albeit published all over the internet. May they rest in peace.
On August 11, the spokesman of the ‘Committee for pursuing the rights of those detained and injured in recent events’ submitted a list of 69 named martyrs to the Iranian parliament, Majles. On September 3 this list had increased to 72. On September 4 the Norouz newspaper published this list. On September 9, the committee was shut by the orders of Tehran prosecutor and the representatives of Mousavi and Karroubi at this committee were detained.
On June 24 Saeed Valadbaygi publishes a letter that is allegedly written by one of the doctors at the Rasool-e Akram hospital on his weblog. The English translation of this letter is not completely accurate. However, if the letter is authentic, it provides some new information about the events of June 15. The pictures on the weblog show the courageous staff of the Rasool-e Akram hospital who brandish placards that clearly says that eight people died at this hospital and that would corroborate the original information. However, in the letter the doctor says that 10 people had died and that is in fact one more than what I have heard before. However, the most astonishing part is that it says that another 38 people were dead because of gun wounds at the Imam Khomeini hospital. Human rights activists in Iran had reported 15 martyrs at the Erfan hospital, so we are looking here at different hospitals. This letter then implies that the number of – at least unconfirmed – martyrs is 39 more than was previously supposed.
According to a letter signed by an anonymous physician on July 16 and published by the Committee of Human Rights Reporters the number of martyrs on June 20 are still higher. It is alleged that 22 people died at Imam Khomeini Hospital (3 more than the figure above), 16 at Rasool Akram Hospital (8 more than the figure above) and 9 at Shariati Hospital. If confirmed, the number of martyrs of June 20 is 20 more than previous estimate and the total number of martyrs stands at 174.
Amongst other names of martyrs on the net, there are Salar Ghorbani Param, Farzad Hasthi (see 9), Maryam Mehr Azin, Amir Kaviri, Amir Toufanpour (same as (Amir) Hossein Toufanpour), Mohammad (12 years old), Mohammad Hossein Feizi, Hassan Kazemeini, Mr Moazez, Amir Abdoulahnejad, Mohsen Moradi, Yousef Saleh, Mohammad Reza Maghsoodlou, Hossein Alef and Mansour Ghoujazadeh. I have however not been able to confirm these martyrs.
A case of disinformation (that duped me) is the case of 12 year old Alireza Tavassoli who was stated to have been killed at Behesht Zahra. However looking at this picture (and if you could read Farsi), it is clear that he was killed almost a month before the incident supposedly happened.
Omid Reza Mir Sayafi is another name that is seen amongst the martyrs of the green revolution. He was a political prisoner and did in fact die in Evin prison. But that was on March 18 way before the election and therefore not included in my list.
At the moment it is very difficult to judge whether a piece of information is correct or not. I will therefore underline that this list by no means pretends to be 100% correct. It only shows what is certain and what is very probable. Therefore, I appreciate very much if you can contribute to this page. To update this list, please contact me with credible information and preferably links by sending your emails to:
Let’s hope that this list grows no more.
Here is a photograph of Masoud Hashemzade who was shot June 20 at Shadman st close to Azadi. He was 27.
This is a photograph of Amir Javadifar who was tortured to death at Kahrizak and Evin prison
This is a photograph of Sajad Ghaed Rahmati who was shot and martyred on June 21
Some clips of our martyrs. Beware that these are graphic clips
This is the clip of Neda Agha Soltan
This clip from June 15 is the martyr Davood Sadri
This clip might be form June 18
This clip is supposedly from June 20. A protester is shot in the head. Be warned that you see the dead martyr towards the end of the clip
This clip is supposedly from June 24. Again, the person in this clip might have been martyred.