Abdorrahman Boroumand Center

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One Person’s Story

Susan Reza'ipur


Age: 31
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: October 27, 2021
Location of Killing: Central Prison, Qazvin, Qazvin Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder
Age at time of alleged offense: 25

About this Case

The execution of Ms. Susan Reza’ipur was reported by Iran Human Rights Organization Website (October 29, 2021). News of this execution was not reported in Iranian media, nor was it broadcast by official sources.

According to available information, Ms. Reza’ipur was 31 and she was married.  Her case has to do with a murder that happened in Qazvin in 2016.

A reliable source told Human Rights Organization of Iran: “Susan was forced to marry her cousin (son of maternal uncle) and she did not love him. Ms. Reza’ipur’s family forced her into this marriage for money.”

Arrest and detention

Ms. Reza’ipur spent 6 years in prison.  However, the circumstances of her arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on Ms. Reza’ipur’s trial.


The charge brought against Ms. Reza’ipur was “premeditated murder”.  She was accused of killing her husband.

The validity of the criminal charges brought against this defendant cannot be ascertained in the absence of the basic guarantees of a fair trial. 

Evidence of guilt

The evidence provided against the defendant was “her confession”.  In her confession, she said, “My husband was drunk from 3pm until late at night and he was beating me.  He was always drunk and I could not take it anymore.”

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. Reza’ipur’s defense.


Ms. Susan Reza’ipur was sentenced to death for “premeditated murder”.  On Wednesday, October 27, 2021, she was hung in the Central Prison of Qazvin.

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