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One Person’s Story

Aqdas Ja'farzadeh


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Unknown
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June - July, 1981
Location of Killing: Kashmar, Khorasan\Khorasan-e Razavi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Non-marital sex

About this Case

News of the execution of Ms. Aqdas Ja'farzadeh was published on the page 4 of Ettela’at newspaper the on June 8, 1981.        

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 validity of the criminal charges brought against these defendants cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Arrest and detention

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


This trail took place in the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Kashmar. No further information is available about Ms. Ja'farzadeh’s trial.


The charge against Ms. Ja’farzadeh was announced as “several counts of non-maritial sex”.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available on the defendant's defense.    


Ms. Ja'farzadeh was convicted, sentenced as a "corruptor on earth," and executed in Revolutionary Guards building of Kashmar. 

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