Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

farkhondeh Mohammad taqi


Age: 18
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: January, 1982
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting

About this Case

The information about Ms. Farkhondeh Mohammadtaqi is drawn from an interview with a person familiar with this case. She was born in Tehran in 1963. She was a high school student and a sympathizer of the Mojahedin Khalq Organization. According to those close to her, she was very quiet and kind. Her brother, Reza Keivanzad, was also executed in 1985.

Arrest and detention

Ms. Farkhondeh Mohammadtaqi was arrested in September 1981 by Revolutionary Guards who were wearing plain clothes inside her father’s home. The Guards said that they were taking her only to ask a few questions. She was detained at Evin Prison, Section 209. The interviewee quotes Ms. Mohammadtaqi’s cellmates that she was severely tortured.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Ms. Farkhondeh Mohammadtaqi’s charges. According to the interviewee, the religious judge told her that she was “obstinate, stubborn, and a believer in Mojahedin.”

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution contains no evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available about her defense.


Ms. Farkhondeh Mohammadtaqi was executed by a firing squad in January 1982. According to the interviewee, the officials did not inform her family of her execution. About three months later, officials called her family and told them to go to Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery (in Tehran) and ask for her burial place. Her burial place was number 76, row 36 in section 92.

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