Information on the Cherikay Fada'i-ye Khalq since 1987 [IRN16664.E]

Please note that as a result of a number of splits in the Organization of the People's Fedai Guerrillas of Iran (Zazman-e Cherikhay Fada'ie Khalq-e Iran) since 1979, there are many groups which undertake political activities under names stemming from the original name. Some of these names are used by different splinter groups. In addition, different sources have translated these names differently and/or with different spellings. Some of these names are as follows: the People's Feday, the People's Fedayian (Fedayeen), the Fedayeen (Fedayian) Khalq, the Fedayeen (Fedayin) Khalq (Majority), the People's Fedayeen Guerrillas, the Fedayeen Guerrillas of the Iranian People, the Iranian People's Fedayeen Guerrillas and the People's Fedayeen of Iran. Please note that khalq means people in Persian (Farsi).

The attached articles provide information on the activities of these groups in the period 1987 to 1992.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


The Associated Press (AP). 14 December 1988. AM Cycle. "Iranian Protesters Arrested after Taking Consul Hostage." (NEXIS)

BBC Summary of World Broadcasts. 18 October 1990. "Iran Fedai'yan-e Khalq Objectives Outlined; Call for Opposition Unity." (NEXIS)

Middle East Defense News [Paris]. 10 July 1989. "Reza Pahlavi to Holds Los Angeles Rally." (NEXIS)

Middle East News Network. 26 December 1992. "Iraqi Paper Reports Election to Opposition Council." (NEXIS)

Reuters. 8 March 1991. BC Cycle. "Turkish Police Arrest 10 Iranian Dissidents." (NEXIS)

_____. 23 February 1989. AM Cycle. "Iranian Go on Hunger Strike in Geneva Near U.N. Commission." (NEXIS)

_____. 3 February 1989. AM Cycle. "Several Thousand Probably Executed in Iran, U.N. Report Says." (NEXIS)

_____. 26 January 1989. AM Cycle. "Khomeini Opponents Sentenced for Storming Geneva Consulate." (NEXIS)

_____. 11 January 1989. AM Cycle. "Tehran Protests to Bonn over Attacks on Iran Air Offices." (NEXIS)

_____. 14 December 1988. AM Cycle. "Swiss Police Storm Geneva Iranian Consulate, End Occupation." (NEXIS)

_____. 31 May 1988. AM Cycle. "Iranian Guerrilla Leader Executed- People's Fedayin." (NEXIS)

_____. 4 May 1988. AM Cycle. "Iran Says 200 Members of Marxist Opposition Group Arrested." (NEXIS)

_____. 29 April 1988. AM Cycle. "Three Iranian Exiles Jailed on Explosives Charges." (NEXIS)

_____. 22 December 1987. Am Cycle. "Iranians in Oslo Embassy Siege Given Six Months in Jail." (NEXIS)