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One Person’s Story

Akram Siravand


Age: 26
Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January, 1989
Location of Killing: Nahavand, Hamedan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Prostitution and/or procuring

About this Case

News of the execution of Ms. Akram Siravand, along with four other women, was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on February 1, 1989.

Arrest and Detention

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


No information is available on the defendant’s trial. It took place in the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Nahavand (Hamedan province).


The charges against Ms. Akram Siravand were announced as “spreading corruption and prostitution, and facilitating it by establishing various gangs.”

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 Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges against their political opponents and executed them for alleged 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. Akram Siravand’s defense.


The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Nahavand condemned Ms. Akram Siravand to death and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. She was hanged in Nahavand prison.

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