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One Person’s Story

Latifeh Na'imi


Age: 25
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: October 1, 1983
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

Ms. Latifeh Na'imi is one of the 1,533 executed prisoners listed by the Association of Iranian Women of Köln (Germany). The list, "A Partial List of Women Executed by the Islamic Republic of Iran", was published on September 10, 1997. This list has been updated by former political prisoners living throughout the world.

The additional information about Ms. Latifeh Na'imi is taken from the book Our Martyrs for Freedom and Socialism by Rah-e Kargar Publications. She was born in Shiraz in 1958. She was a student in Tehran Polytechnic College. During the revolution, she was a member of Pishgam students group which sympathized with the Fadaiyan Khalq Organization. Then, she joined the Rah-e Kargar Organization and took charge of distributing its publications in Shiraz. In 1982, she started working in a clinic as a nurse.

"Rah-e Kargar" or the "Revolutionary Workers Organization of Iran" was established in the summer of 1979. The Organization was founded by individuals from various leftist groups who rejected the idea of armed struggle and believed in political action. They introduced themselves as Marxist-Leninists, promoting a socialist revolution and the leadership of the proletariat. They differed with the pro-Soviet communist party, Tudeh, in that they opposed the Islamic Republic and Ayatollah Khomeini's leadership.

Arrest and detention

According the will of Ms. Latifeh Na'imi, published in the above book, she was arrested in Shiraz on April 15, 1983. She was taken to Evin Prison in Tehran two weeks later.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Ms. Latifeh Na'imi's charges.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution contains no evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available about her defense.


No specific information is available about the defendant's execution. Ms. Latifeh Na'imi was executed by a firing squad at Evin prison on October 1, 1983. In her will, she wrote about her arrest and execution dates and addressed her parents: "I'm sorry to cause your pain. I hope you forgive me. I'm sorry that I wasn't better than this. Give my love to my brother and sister…" According to the above book, the will was crossed out in several places by the prison officials.

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