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One Person’s Story

Malek Sohrabi Aqdasi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: June 27, 1980
Location of Killing: Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Prostitution and/or procuring

About this Case

The execution of Ms. Malek Sohrabi Aqdasi, along with that of seven other individuals, was reported in the Jomhuri Eslami daily (June 29, 1980)

Arrest and detention

The circumstances of this defendant’s arrest and detention are not known.


No information is available on Ms. Sohrabi Aqdasi’s trial.


Based on the report, Ms. Sohrabi was charged with the following: “selling herself and spreading corruption through establishing centers of prostitution”, “exploitation of women and girls”, and “illegitimate relationship with foreign men despite having a husband.”\

The validity of the criminal charges brought against defendants 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. The exact number of people convicted based on trumped-up charges is unknown.

Evidence of guilt

The report of this execution does not contain any information regarding the evidence presented against the defendant.


No information is available on the accused’s defense.


Ms. Sohrabi Aqdasi was sentenced to death at the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Ahvaz. The sentence was carried out in the city at dawn.

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