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One Person’s Story

Khadijeh

About

Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Married

Case

Date of Killing: October, 1985
Location: Rasht, Gilan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Adultery

About this Case

The execution of Ms. Khadijeh, along with another defendant, was reported in the Kayhan daily on October 12, 1985. There is no mention of the defendant’s last name in this report. Mr. Hossein Nazari, accused of having relations with the two women, was also executed.

Arrest and detention

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

Trial

No information is available on the defendant’s trial.

Charges

According to this report, Ms. Khadijeh was charged with “repeated counts of adultery with Hossein Nazari, who was executed.”

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.

Defense

No information is available on Ms. Khadijeh’s defense.

Judgment

The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of the Army in Gilan sentenced Ms. Khadijeh to death. An elected assembly of the Supreme Judicial Council approved the sentence; she was shot by a firing squad in Rasht.

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