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One Person’s Story

Farzaneh Sadeqi


Nationality: Iran
Religion: Presumed Muslim
Civil Status: Unknown


Date of Killing: May 2, 2006
Location of Killing: Lorestan Province, Iran
Mode of Killing: Hanging
Charges: Murder

About this Case

Ms. Farzaneh Sadeqi’s execution was reported in Iran Newspaper on May 2, 2006. Her case was related to do with the murder of a four-year-old girl in the town of Selseleh.

Arrest and detention 

The circumstances of Ms. Sadeqi’s arrest and detention are not known. 


Ms. Sadeqi was tried by the Alashtar County Prosecutor’s Office. However, there is no information available on the details of Ms. Sadeqi’s trial proceedings. 


The charge brought against Ms. Sadeqi is “murder”. 

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 the Islamic Republic authorities have brought trumped-up charges, including drug trafficking, sexual, and other criminal offences, against their opponents (including political, civil society activists, as well as unionists and ethnic and religious minorities). 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 and executed based on trumped-up charges is unknown. 

Evidence of guilt 

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


No information is available on Ms. Sadeqi’s defense. 


The Alashtar County Prosecutor’s Office sentenced Ms. Sadeqi to the death penalty. 

She was executed by public hanging in the town of Selseleh on May 2, 2006.

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