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One Person’s Story

Parvin Mirza'i


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: July, 2001
Location of Killing: Lorestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder; Robbery

About this Case

News of the execution of Ms. Parvin Mirza’i was published in the Kayhan newspaper on July 11, 2001. According to this report, in collaboration with a man, she premeditatedly burned an old woman in her house and escaped the scene.

Arrest and detention

According to the report, Ms. Mirza’i was arrested during a robbery from a jewelry store in Hamadan province in 1998. She was transferred to the Kuhdasht Courthouse.  


No information is available on Ms. Mirza’i’s trial.


The charges brought against Ms. Mirza’i were announced as “murder and burning the victim’s body, robbery, using a forged document, and having an illegitimate relationship.”

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 authorities have brought trumped-up charges, including drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences, against their opponents (including political, civil society activists, as well as unionists and ethnic and religious minorities). 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 and executed based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

The evidence presented against Ms. Mirza’i was her “confession.”

International human rights organizations have repeatedly condemned the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for its systematic use of severe torture and solitary confinement to obtain confessions from detainees and have questioned the authenticity of confessions obtained under duress.


No information is available on Ms. Mirza’i’s defense.


The court condemned Ms. Parvin Mirza’i to death. She was hanged in Kuhdasht, Lorestan, in July of 2001. The exact date of this execution is unknown

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