Narges Khorrami Fard was a dedicated lawyer known for her integrity
Narges Khorrami Fard, born on March 12, 1991, in Mashhad, was a dedicated lawyer known for her integrity and commitment to justice. She held license number 31997 and was a member of Tehran’s Lawyers’ Guild, although she primarily practiced in Mashhad.
After the tragic and cold-blooded murder of Mahsa Amini, Narges became actively involved in protests, demonstrating her unwavering support for the cause.
During the 2022-2023 Iran uprising, she fearlessly defended numerous young individuals who had been arrested or abducted, despite facing repeated threats and interrogations. Narges Khorrami Fard firmly believed in upholding her professional integrity and remained steadfast in her pursuit of justice.
Tragically, Narges was abducted in mid-November 2022 on Daneshjou Avenue in Mashhad.
Social media reports indicated that Narges was viciously tortured and poisoned.
On November 30, 2022, neighbors informed her family that her body had been abandoned outside their house. She did not have any IDs or phones on her. The clerical regime thus wanted to have her die outside the jail so that it would not have to account for her death. The Khorrami Fard family rushed Narges to the Nazeran Hospital in Mashhad.
At midnight, someone disguised as a doctor visited Narges and told her family that her condition was stable. He advised them to leave the hospital and return in the morning when she would be discharged.
However, the hospital staff saw two unknown men dressed as nurses enter her room and leave after some time. They reportedly gave her an injection, resulting in her death. Two hours later, her family was informed of her death.
The circumstances surrounding Narges’ death were marred by intimidation as the hospital was surrounded by many security forces and vehicles belonging to the Special Guards Unit. The family was threatened to remain silent about Narges’ death.
Narges Khorrami Fard was laid to rest on December 2, 2022, at Behesht-e Reza Cemetery. Before her burial, her family witnessed the bruising and scars on her body, evidence of her torture.
In her sacrifice, Narges Khorrami Fard joined the ranks of countless courageous and selfless women in Iran who have given their lives to pursue freedom and justice over more than four decades.