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One Person’s Story

Fakhri Musavi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Married


Date of Killing: September 3, 1979
Location of Killing: Khoramabad, Lorestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Non-marital sex

About this Case

The execution of Ms. Fakhri Musavi was reported by the correspondents of the Kayhan newspaper and Pars News Agency, and published in the Kayhan and the Enqelab Eslami newspapers on September 4, 1979.

Arrest and detention

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


Based on the Pars report, the trial was held on September 3, 1979.


Ms. Musavi was charged with “illicit relationship and deluding married women.”

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 defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Khorramabad sentence Ms. Musavi to death. She was shot by firing squad on September 3, 1979.

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