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List of Stoning Cases in Iran

Publication Date: 
July, 2010


Below is a list of those known to have been sentenced to stoning and or executed by stoning in Iran.


Stoning Victims:


1. Mahboubeh M (7 May 2006):  With Abbas H.

2. Abbas H (7 May 2006)
Found guilty of murdering Mahboubeh’s husband and committing adultery with each other, for which they were sentenced to stoning.[1]  The public was not invited to the executions carried out in Behesht Reza grand cemetery in Mashhad. [2]

3. Jafar Kiani (July 2007)
Aghche-kand village near Takistan, Ghazvin Province. Partner of Mokarrameh Ebrahimi

4. Hushan Khodadaeh (December 2008)
Behesht Reza Cemetery in Mashhad

5. Mahmoud (December 2008)
Escaped (Afghan citizen); Behesht Reza Cemetery in Mashhad

6. Unnamed man (1) (December 2008):
Behesht Reza Cemetery in Mashhad

7. Unnamed man (2) (May 2009)
Partner’s life spared after repenting.[3]

Awaiting Stoning (As of September 2009)

1. Abdollah Farivar,
Imprisoned in Sari Prison

2. Afsaneh R., |
Imprisoned in ‘Adel Abad Prison –Shiraz. As of December 2008, sentence upheld by 27th Iranian District Court. [4]


3. Ashraf Kalhori, (Kolheri, Kolhari, and Kalhari)
Imprisoned in Evin Prison-Tehran. First became aware of sentence in June 2006. First case appealed by the Stop Stoning Forever Campaign. Successfully delayed sentence several times. Request for amnesty rejected by the Judicial Commission for Amnesty and Clemency in March 2009. [5]           

4. Kobra Najjar,
Commuted to 100 lashes by Head of Judiciary.

5. Ghilan Mohammadi,
Imprisoned in Central Prison – Isfahan

6. Gholamali Eskendari,
Imprisoned in Central Prison – Isfahan

7. Iran A.,
Imprisoned in Sepidar Prison - Ahvaz

8. Kheirieh V.,
Imprisoned in Sepidar Prison - Ahvaz

9. M.J. (Woman),
Imprisoned in Vakil Abad Prison – Mashhad

10. H. (Woman),
Imprisoned in Vakil Abad Prison – Mashhad


Commuted/Acquitted:

1. Azar Kabiri,commuted to 100 lashes by Head of Judiciary in August 2008

2. Zohreh Kabiri, commuted to 100 lashes by Head of Judiciary in August 2008

However, neither of these two sisters has been released yet, to our knowledge.

3. Hejieh Esmailvand, full acquittal.

4. Layla G., commuted to 100 lashes by Head of Judiciary in August 2008

5. Mokarremeh Ebrahimi, held in Choobin Prison, in Takistan, Ghazvin Province

6. Najaf A.

7. Parisa A.

8. Shamameh (Malek) Ghorbani, commuted to 100 lashes by Head of Judiciary in August 2008

9. Unnamed woman (1),who repented but her partner was executed in May 2009.

[1] For the crime of murder, Abbas was sentenced to ghasas, or retaliation, while Mahboubeh was sentenced to fifteen years in prison for being an accomplice.

[2] Vahdati, Soheila. “Women Victims of Stoning: Interview with Asieh Amini.” Meydaan-e Zanan. September 5, 2006 <http://meydaan.net/English/showarticle.aspx?arid=40&cid=46> Date of Access: July, 2007.

[3] http://stop-stoning.org/node/622

[4] http://stop-stoning.org/node/497

[5] http://stop-stoning.org/node/576

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