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One Person’s Story



Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 20, 1986
Location of Killing: Hamedan, Hamedan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Adultery; Prostitution and/or procuring

About this Case

The execution of Ms. Kobra, along with another defendant, was reported in the Kayhan newspaper on May 21, 1986. This report does not mention Ms. Kobra’s last name.

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. Kobra was charged with “corruption, prostitution and adultery.”

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. Kobra’s defense.


The Religious Judge of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Hamedan sentenced Ms. Kobra to death. The Supreme Judicial Council approved the sentence. She and another woman were executed in Hamedan on May 20, 1986.

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