Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

Omid, a memorial in defense of human rights in Iran
One Person’s Story

Sarvenaz Kabiri


Age: 17
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam (Shi'a)
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: September 29, 1981
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Participating in an anti-regime demonstration; Participating in armed demonstrations; Sedition and/ or threat to public security; Sympathizing with anti-regime guerilla groups

About this Case

Ms. Sarvenaz Kabiri, daughter of Reza, a follower of the Mojahedin Khalq of Iran Organization, is also one of the 12028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by Mojahedin Khalq Organization in 1985. The list includes individuals, affiliated with various opposition groups, who were executed or killed during clashes with the Islamic Republic security forces from June 1981 to the publication date of the magazine.

Ms. Kabiri is also one of the 1533 executed prisoners listed by the Association of Iranian Women of Köln (Germany). The list published in 1997 is entitled: “A partial list of names of women executed by the Islamic Republic of Iran”.

The Central Islamic Revolutionary Republic Prosecutor’s Office announced the execution of 43 individuals, including Ms. Kabiri, in a communiqué, published in the Kayhan newspaper on September 30, 1981. Additional information regarding Ms. Kabiri’s case was sent to Omid via two electronic forms by persons familiar with her case. She was born in Tehran in February 1964. She was a student at the Anushirvan Dadgar high school.

Arrest and detention

According to the available information, Ms. Kabiri was arrested in Enqelab Street. The Kayhan report mentions that all the defendants were arrested for having participated in protests and armed rebellion against the regime that occurred days before their execution. It is not clear, however, how many days Ms. Kabiri was detained prior to her execution.


No specific information is available on the defendant’s trial. It can be referred from the official sources that the entire process of arrest, interrogation, investigation, and trial took only a few days.


According to the official communiqué, Ms. Kabiri was one of “the followers or members of the Anti-people Organization of Hypocrites [a name used by the Islamic Republic for the Mojahedin Khalq Organization], who participated in the recent protests and armed clashes, and caused injury and death of innocent people and the destruction of public properties through armed attacks against the hezbollah nation, and burning buses and other public and private transport vehicles.”

These charges are collective and brought against 27 defendants. The prosecution does not mention any individual charges against Ms. Kabiri.

Evidence of guilt

The communiqué states that arms and guns were recovered in the arrest of Ms. Kabiri and 26 other individuals.


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


Central Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal sentenced Ms. Kabiri to death. She was executed at Evin prison at dawn of September 29, 1981.

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