Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: March, 1994
Location of Killing: Qom, Markazi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Stoning
Charges: Adultery; Prostitution and/or procuring

About this Case

News of the execution of a woman without mentioning her name was published on Los Angeles Times on March 4, 1994. She was also in the report on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran prepared by the Special Representative of the Commission, Mr. Reynaldo Galindo Pohl, published on January 16, 1995.

According to the news, this woman was married and had children.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


The charge brought against the defendant was “adultery”. She was accused of “having illegitimate relations with others and having worked with a corruption gang”.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial. 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 exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

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


No information is available on the defendant’s defense.


This defendant was sentenced to death and was stoned to death in Qom in March 1994.

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