1982 Amol uprising
|Iran||Union of Iranian Communists|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Nasser Shabani||Behrooz Fathi†|
|Casualties and losses|
|40 - 200 killed||40 - 100 killed|
The 1982 Amol uprising was an armed uprisings against the government of Iran.
1982 was an important year in the history of the UIC (S) and the history of Maoism in Iran in general. In this year the UIC (S) mobilized forces in forests around Amol and launched an armed campaign against the Islamic Republic. It eventually organized an uprising on 25 January 1982. The uprising was eventually a failure and many UIC (S) and Maoist leaders were shot.
After the failure of the “Amol Uprising” the group went through a difficult period with most of its leadership and cadres arrested or killed. It also experienced various theoretical and political crises.