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One Person’s Story

Nafiseh Pakmehr


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March 14, 2021
Location of Killing: Taybad Prison, Taybad, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Ms. Nafiseh Pakmehr was reported in the Iran Human Rights Organization Website (March 17, 2021). News of this execution was not reported by the Iranian media, nor was it broadcast by official sources.

According to available information, Ms. Pakmehr was married and she lived in Mashhad.  She was from the village of Qal’eh Navabegheh, near central Taybad, in Khorasan Razavi Province.  Her case has to do with a murder in Mashhad, in 2013.

Arrest and detention

Ms. Pakmehr spent 8 years in prison.  However, the circumstances of her arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on Ms. Pakmehr’s trial.


The charge brought against Ms. Pakmehr was “premeditated murder”.  She was accused of killing her husband.

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 Ms. Pakmehr.

International human rights organizations have repeatedly condemned the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for its systematic use of severe torture and solitary confinement to obtain confessions from detainees and have questioned the authenticity of confessions obtained under duress.


No information is available on Ms. Pakmehr’s defense.


Ms. Nafiseh Pakmehr was sentenced to death.  On Sunday, March 14, 2021, she was hung at Taybad Prison.

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