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One Person’s Story

Ommolbani Rahmi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: February 24, 1980
Location of Killing: Arak, Markazi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Adultery

About this Case

The execution of Ms. Ommolbani Rahmi (known as Sediqeh) and another individual was reported by the correspondent of the Ettela’at daily in Arak (February 24, 1980).

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.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Based on the report, Ms. Rahmi was charged with “the ugly act of adultery through the years and seducing/procuring other married women.”

Evidence of guilt

There is no mention of any evidence presented against the defendant. However, the report refers to Ms. Omolnabi’s “confession and admission of guilt in court” as the basis of her conviction.


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


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Arak sentenced Ms. Rahmi to death. She was executed at dawn.

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