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One Person’s Story

Fereshteh Nargesi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 9, 1980
Location of Killing: Hamedan, Hamedan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Sexual Offense; Drug related offense; Corruption on earth

About this Case

The execution of Ms. Fereshteh Nargesi was reported by the Pars News Agency correspondent in Hamedan. The Jomhuri Eslami daily published the report (August 9, 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

No information is available on the circumstances of Ms. Nargesi’s arrest and detention.


The verdict was issued by the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Hamedan. The report did not provide any information about the trial.


Based on this report, Ms. Nargesi was charged with “promoting corruption and prostitution” and “selling, buying, and distributing drugs”.

Evidence of guilt

The report did not provide any information on the evidence presented against the defendant.


No information on the accuseds’ defense is available.


Ms. Nargesi was found guilty of “corruption on earth.” She was executed at dawn.

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