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One Person’s Story

Azar Rusta'i Azarakhshi


Age: 17
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Islam
Civil Status: Single


Date of Killing: 1981
Location of Killing: Evin Prison, Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Shooting
Charges: Unknown charge

About this Case

Ms. Azar Rusta’i Azarakhshi is one of the 1,533 executed prisoners listed by the Association of Iranian Women of Köln (Germany). The list was published on September 10, 1997 and is entitled: “A Partial List of Women Executed by the Islamic Republic of Iran.” This list has been updated by former Iranian political prisoners from around the world.

Ms. Azar Rusta’i Azarakhshi is also one of the 12,028 individuals listed in an addendum to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), published by Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) on September 6, 1985. The list includes individuals, affiliated with various opposition groups, who were executed or killed during clashes with the Islamic Republic security forces from June 1981 to the publication date of the magazine.

The additional information about Ms. Azar Rusta’i Azarakhshi was taken from the website of the MKO. She was a high school student and a militia member. There are various reports about her age at the time of her arrest. Different sources disagree on her age: according to the list mentioned above, she was 17; according to the Mojahed magazine (No 261), she was 20; and according to the MKO website, she was 15 years old.

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known. Ms. Azar Rusta’i Azarakhshi was arrested and taken to Evin Prison in 1981.


No information is available on the defendant’s trial.


No information is available on Ms. Azar Rusta’i Azarakhshi’s charges.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution contains no evidence provided against the defendant.


No information is available about her defense.


No specific information is available about the execution sentence. According to the MKO website, Ms. Azar Rusta’i Azarakhshi was executed by a firing squad at Evin prison in 1981.

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