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One Person’s Story

Khorshid Heydari-Nasab


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 22, 1985
Location: Kerman, Kerman Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Drug trafficking

About this Case

The execution of Ms. Khorshid Heydari-Nasab, daughter of Cherag’ali, along with 12 others, was reported in the Kayhan newspaper on October 22, 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.


The newspaper report does not mention the charges brought against Ms. Heydari-Nasab.

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. Thousands of alleged drug traffickers have been sentenced to death 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. Heydari-Nasab’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Kerman declared Ms. Heydari-Nasab a “corruptor on earth” and sentenced him to death. The Islamic Revolution’s Supreme Court confirmed the sentenced. She and 12 other individuals, including her brother Ebrahim, were hanged in the prison of the Police Department of Kerman on October 22, 1985.

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