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One Person’s Story

Ma'sumeh Fathi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: January, 2000
Location of Killing: Tabriz Prison, Tabriz, Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Unspecified execution method
Charges: Murder

About this Case

News of the execution of Ms. Ma’sumeh Fathi was published in the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper on January 27, 2000, and referring to the public relations office of the Azarbaijan-e Sharqi Courthouse. According to this report, Ms. Fathi, known as Marjan, had been arrested, along with a prostitution gang, in 1997. She was detained at the Revolutionary Guards’ Central Base for Encouraging Good and Forbidding Wrong, waiting for completion of her case. She planned to escape along with her cellmates. During the escape, Ms. Fathi was confronted with Ms. Roqieh Mahmudi, an agent of the Encouraging Good and Forbidding Wrong Center in Tabriz. She killed her and escaped.  

Arrest and Detention

The security forces in Tehran identified and arrested Ms. Fathi one month later and transferred her to Tabriz. The exact date of her arrest and whether she had an attorney are not known.  


The Public Court of Tabriz investigated this case. No information is available on Ms. Fathi’s trial.  


The charge against Ms. Fathi was announced as "murder.”  

Evidence of Guilt

The report of this execution does not contain information regarding the evidence provided against Ms. Fathi.


No information is available on Ms. Fathi's defense.    


The court condemned Ms. Ma’sumeh Fathi to Qesas (the death penalty) and the Supreme Court confirmed the ruling. She was executed at the Tabriz prison yard. The exact date of this execution is unknown. According to the newspaper report, the ruling was carried out a few days before its publication on January 27, 2000.  

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