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One Person’s Story

Narges Khatun Ne'matbar


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: March, 1985
Location of Killing: Sari, Mazandaran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Fatal
Charges: Murder

About this Case

The execution of Ms. Narges Khatun Ne’matbar was reported in the Kayhan daily on March 26, 1985.

Arrest and detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


According to this report, Ms. Ne’matbar was charged with murder. According to the newspaper, she had stabbed a butcher to death during a quarrel 8 months prior to her execution.

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 Ms. Ne’matbar’s defense.


Ms. Ne’matbar was sentenced to death. There is no information about the tribunal which issued her death sentencedThe Supreme Judicial Council approved the sentence. Ms. Narges Khatun Ne’matbar was executed in Sari.

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