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One Person’s Story

Soghra Maleki Kuhpayeh


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: August 14, 1980
Location of Killing: Kerman, Kerman Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unspecified offense; Prostitution and/or procuring; Robbery; Drug related offense; Corruption on earth

About this Case

The execution of Ms. Soghra Maleki Kuhpayeh, known as Soghra Nasir, and two others was reported by the Jomhuri Eslami daily correspondent in Kerman (August 14, 1980).

Arrest and detention

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


No specific information on the trial is available in the report.


Based on the report, the defendant’s charges were as follows: “repeated counts of robbery, committing anti-Islamic acts, possessing drugs and alcoholic beverages, establishing brothels, and promoting prostitution.”

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


No information on the accused’s defense is available.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Kerman declared Ms. Maleki a “corruptor on earth” and sentenced her to death.

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