Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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

Monirossadat Hashemi


Age: 29
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Non-Believer
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: August 13, 1983
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

Ms. Monirolsadat Hashemi is one of the 1,533 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."

Additional information was taken from an interview with Ms. Monirolsadat Hashemi’s sister-in-law. An electronic form was also sent to the Omid.  According to this information, she was a sympathizer of the Sahand Organization (Ettehad-e Mobarezan-e Komonist). Also, some information was taken from the website of the Communist Party of Iran. Her name was reflected as Monir Hashemi on this site. According to this website, Ms. Hashemi was born in 1954. She began her political activities by joining a guerilla group after entering the university in 1974. She later joined the Marxist-Leninist faction of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization. After the revolution, she joined the Sahand Organization and became a member in 1980. She was active in the Worker Section of this organization and became in charge of the Workers’ Section of South Tehran.          

The Sahand Organization (or Ettehad-e Mobarezan-e Komonist) was founded after the Islamic Revolution of February 1979, with a specific focus on ideology.  After Sahand developed the project of the Communist Party of Iran in 1982, the Party was founded by Sahand and Komala and remainders of such Communist organizations as Peykar, Razmandegan, and some affiliates of the Fadaiyan Khalq. Later on, this party was divided into various factions. 

Arrest and detention

Ms. Monirolsadat Hashemi was arrested in Tehran on June 9, 1982. When her husband, Mr. Mohammad Javad Qa’edi left the house to make a phone call and did not return, she was worried and went outside to find him, where she was arrested. On the same day, Mr. Qa’edi’s brother and sister were also arrested and all four of them were taken to the Komiteh Moshtarek prison in a car.      


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on the defendant’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 does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available about the defendant’s defense.  


No specific information is available about the defendant’s execution. Monirolsadat Hashemi and her husband, Mr. Mohammad Javad Qa’edi, were executed by firing squad in the Evin prison in Tehran on August 13, 1983. They visited together for a few minutes on the same day.  

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