Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Tayebeh Hayati


Age: 27
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: July 16, 1990
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

Information regarding Ms. Tayebeh Hayati, executed along with Ms. Zohreh Jamshidi, was obtained through an interview with a person close to her. Ms. Hayati, daughter of Mahmud, was born in September 1963 in Tehran. She was first arrested in June 1982 when she was a school girl and a sympathizer of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization. After undergoing harsh torture, traces of which could be found on her body and feet after her release, she was sentenced to twelve years imprisonment. She was detained first at Evin Prison and since 1984 at Qezelhesar prison. Her family was only allowed to visit her after a year and a half. She was released in 1987 but later decided to leave the country, as did other sympathizers of the Mojahedin.

Arrest and detention

Ms. Hayati was arrested in May 1990 at the domestic lines section of a Tehran bus terminal as she was going to start her journey out of Iran. During the two months of her detention, she was kept incommunicado and was denied an attorney. No precise information is available on the location of detention, but since her family was informed of her execution by Evin prison authorities, she is likely to have been held at that prison.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


Charges brought against Ms. Hayati are 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 Ms. Hayati’s defense.


Ms. Tayebeh Hayati was executed at Evin Prison on July 16, 1990. According to people close to her, her family was contacted by prison officials and told to bring her a change of clothes. When the family checked in the prison, however, they were told that she had been executed. Her body was not released to her family and to this day her parents do not know where she might have been buried. They heard from the families of other inmates that Tayebeh, being a young woman, was raped by prison officials before execution. They also heard that she had been kept in section 5 of Evin Prison, where inmates were not allowed to receive any visitors.

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