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Zahra Bahrami

زهرا بهرامی


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(Wikipedia) - Zahra Bahrami, also spelled Sahra Baahrami, was a dual Dutch and Iranian citizen who was executed in Iran, after being convicted by the Islamic Revolutionary Court of drug trafficking. She was initially arrested in December 2009 for participating in the Ashura protests and charged with national security offenses and being a member of Kingdom Assembly of Iran. But according to the Iranian Judicatory, a subsequent search of her house uncovered 450 grams of cocaine, 420 grams of opium, and several forged passports. Subsequently, the Tehran prosecutors charged her with drug trafficking and being a member of an international drug-trafficking network, for which she was convicted. Bahrami also had a prior criminal record in the Netherlands. She had spent three years in jail in the Netherlands after trafficking 16 kilograms of cocaine in 2003, and for forging passports in 2007. In protest of her execution, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign affairs temporarily froze diplomatic contacts with Iran. Zahra Bahrami Not to be confused with the actress in the movie Baran. Zahra Bahrami Born (1965-01-25)January 25, 1965 Died January 29, 2011(2011-01-29) (aged 46) Nationality Dual Dutch-Iranian citizen Known for Her controversial execution in Iran Zahra Bahrami, also spelled Sahra Baahrami (Persian: زهرا بهرامی‎; c. 1965–2011) (Previous name: Zahra Mehrabi), was a dual Dutch and Iranian citizen who was executed in Iran, after being convicted by the Islamic Revolutionary Court of drug trafficking. She was initially arrested in December 2009 for participating in the Ashura protests and charged with national security offenses and being a member of Kingdom Assembly of Iran. But according to the Iranian Judicatory, a subsequent search of her house uncovered 450 grams of cocaine, 420 grams of opium, and several forged passports. Subsequently, the Tehran prosecutors charged her with drug trafficking and being a member of an international drug-trafficking network, for which she was convicted. Bahrami also had a prior criminal record in the Netherlands. She had spent three years in jail in the Netherlands after trafficking 16 kilograms of cocaine in 2003, and for forging passports in 2007. In protest of her execution, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign affairs temporarily froze diplomatic contacts with Iran. Contents 1 Early life 2 Arrest 3 Execution 4 See also 5 References 6 External links Early life Bahrami was born in Iran. She later moved to the Netherlands and became a Dutch citizen by naturalisation. However, she also retained her Iranian citizenship. In one passport, she spelled her name Zahra Bahrami, while spelling it Sahra Baahrami in the other. She worked as a professional belly dancer and maintained a second residence in London. She had spent three years in jail in the Netherlands for drug trafficking and forging passports. Arrest In 2009, Bahrami traveled from the Netherlands to Iran, claiming that the purpose of her visit was to see one of her children. While participating in the Ashura protests of the 2009 Iranian elections on 27 December 2009, she was arrested, and held in Tehran's Evin Prison. Iranian prosecutors initially said she belonged to the militant monarchist group Kingdom Assembly of Iran, and charged her with settin

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