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May 21, 1955

LETTER, A. OBYDENNOV TO THE CPSU CENTRAL COMMITTEE

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    This informational note focuses on the Hekmat's past, including his education, careers, and imprisonment.
    "Letter, A. Obydennov to the CPSU Central Committee," May 21, 1955, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RGANI, f. 5, op. 28, d. 347. Department for Relations with Foreign Communist Parties (International Department of the Central Committee), 1953-1957, microfilm, reel 83. Contributed by Roham Alvandi and translated by Gary Goldberg. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/119682
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21 May 1955

Nº 1303/s      

SECRET

Copy Nº 1

[handwritten:

to Cde. I. ?I.? Kozlov

23 May [[illegible initials]]

TO THE CPSU CC

to Cde. A. A. SMIRNOV

I am sending information about Iranian political émigré Cde. ALI REZA HEKMAT.

Attachment: per the text

[signature] (A. OBYDENNOV)

[Attachment:]

N-2

1st copy - to the addressee

2nd copy - to file

Ref Nº 1344

[stamp:

CPSU CC General Department

23 May 1955

Nº [[left blank]]

INFORMATION

Iranian political émigré, Cde. ALI REZA HEKMAT, an ethnic Persian, stateless, was born in 1917 in Tehran (Iran) into the family of a doctor. He has a higher education: in 1938 he graduated the evening literature department of Tehran University.

From 1934 to 1944 he worked as a laboratory assistant in the [Kampsaks] Consortium in Tehran.

From 1944 to 1947 [he worked as] Chief of the Price Stabilization and Anti-Speculation Directorate of the Ministry of Industry and Senior Inspector of Prombank in Tehran.

He has been a member of the People's Party of Iran since 1944. He emigrated to the USSR in 1947.

In October-November 1947 he worked as a Persian language instructor of the Moscow Institute of Oriental Studies. On 7 August 1948 he was convicted by a USSR MGB OSO under Article 7.35 of the RSFSR Criminal Code and sentenced to five years. The punishment was served in Krasnoyarsk Kray.

He was released on 22 May 1954 on the basis of a 24 April 1954 MVD and USSR Procuracy decree in accordance with a 27 March 1953 USSR Supreme Soviet Presidium decree overturning the conviction.

From July 1954 to May 1955 Cde. HEKMAT lived in the Senezh Sanatorium and was completely supported by the Executive Committee of the USSR Red Cross and Red Crescent.

On 15 April 1955 Cde. HEKMAT left for the city of Tashkent for permanent residence and work, from which he returned in May 1955.

The family of Cde. HEKMAT (parents, brothers, and sisters) live in the city of Tehran (Iran).

During 1947 Cde. HEKMAT was given material aid amounting to 9,125 rubles. From July 1954 to April 1955 he was given a grant totaling 8,030 rubles. The stay of Cde. HEKMAT in the Senezh Sanatorium for 10 months cost the Executive Committee 12,500 rubles.

A memo has been drawn up based on the materials of the personnel file.

CHIEF OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR AID TO POLITICAL EMIGRES AND MIGRANTS OF THE Executive Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

[signature] (V. SUETINOVA)

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