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One Person’s Story

Behjat Delara

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown

Case

Date of Killing: March 7, 1979
Location: Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Acts incompatible with chastity; Prostitution and/or procuring

About this Case

Ms. Behjat Delara's execution was announced along with 5 others in a communique issued by the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Iran and published by the Ayandegan daily, on March 8, 1979.

International human rights organizations have drawn attention to reports indicating that the Islamic Republic’s authorities have brought trumped up charges against their political opponents and executed them for drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences. Each year, Iranian authorities sentence to death hundreds of alleged common criminals, following judicial processes that fail to meet international standards. The validity of the criminal charges brought against these defendants cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.

Trial

No information is available on the defendant’s trial.

Charges

Ms. Delara was charged with "acts incompatible with chastity, regarding minors." She was accused of being part of a group of corrupted people who "earned a living by forcing youngsters into corruption and indecent acts."

Evidence of guilt

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

Defense

No information is available on Ms. Delara's defense.

Judgment

Ms. Delara was convicted and sentenced to death. No further information is available.

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