Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

for Human Rights in Iran

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One Person’s Story

Khorshid Khatami


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim


Date of Killing: November, 1986
Location of Killing: Kazerun, Fars Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Murder

About this Case

About this Case

The execution of Ms. Khorshid Khatami was reported in the Kayhan daily on November 13, 1986.

Arrest and detention

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


There is no information regarding this trial.


Ms. Khatami was charged with murder.

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.


No information is available concerning Ms. Khatami’s defense.


Branch 14 the Penal Court of Shiraz sentenced Ms. Khatami to death. The Supreme Court approved the sentence. She was executed in Kazerun (Fars province).

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