Kobra Rahman Poor, a woman confined 13 years ago charged with murder spent 13 years in prison on death row. Years later, she was released on June 9, 2013 on a 2 billion rials bail (approximately equivalent to $77,000).
Sharq Daily interviewed her:
Kobra: Each time a prisoner was taken for execution, all inmates condemned to death including myself were executed. I was executed with every one of them, many times over these years. Prison was like a mass grave for all of us because we were all waiting for execution and we would have to face death any moment.
Q: What is your worst memory from prison?
Kobra: The night that Shahla was executed. Nobody knew that she was going to be executed. In her last moments while she was completely pail, she told me: “Kobra they are taking me away for execution.”
We kissed each other and I hugged her and told her: “Have hope. I will see you here tomorrow morning.”
Shahla was taken to the addicts ward on her final days. Shahla was a nurse and helped all the inmates a lot, especially when they became ill in the middle of the night and no doctor was there to refer them to.
Q: What do you want to do from now on?
Kobra: If I wake up from this shock, which is actually very hard, I will try to help free other prisoners. Only one who is expecting to be executed in prison can understand what others go through.