Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Nasrin Nikseresht


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


Date of Killing: 1983
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

Information about Ms. Nasrin Nikseresht has been drawn from an electronic form that a former cellmate has sent to Omid. Ms. Nikseresht was married. Her husband, Rahim Saburi, was one of the founders of the Fadaiyan Khalq Organization (The Ashraf Dehqani branch) who was killed in clashes with the Islamic police in the winter of 1981. Ms. Nikseresht was also a member of the same Organization.

The Fadaiyan Khalq Organization, a Marxist Leninist group inspired by the Cuban Revolution and the urban guerilla movements of Latin America, was founded in 1971 by two communist groups opposed to the Pahlavi regime. Following the 1979 Revolution, the Organization renounced armed struggle, but some of the former members who remained faithful to guerilla combat formed an independent Fadaiyan Khalq Guerilla group, known as the Ashraf Dehqani branch.

Arrest and detention

According to the form, Ms. Nikseresht was arrested in 1984 and imprisoned in Evin prison. She was detained at Unit 6 of the 209 ward of Evin prison. This section was known for its solitary confinements, interrogation rooms and a basement used for torture.

Ms. Nikseresht was denied a lawyer, access to the file containing her alleged charges, and visitation with her family. Other inmates had seen her in a wheelchair with her legs bandaged. One of the repentant prisoners who had seen Ms. Nikseresht during an interrogation recalled that she had not divulged the secrets that she knew and had defended her political beliefs and was praised by other leftist prisoners for her bravery. Except for a short period during her detainment, Ms. Nikeseresht was kept in solitary confinement.


There is no information regarding this trial.


The charges brought against the defendant are not known.

Evidence of guilt

No information is available concerning the evidence presented against the accused.


No information is available concerning Ms. Nikseresht’s defense.


No specific information is available about the verdict leading to this execution. Ms. Nikseresht was executed at Evin prison in 1983.

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