Reyhaneh Jabbari in court 2008
Born Reyhaneh Jabbari
Died 25 October 2014 (aged 26)
Gohardasht Prison, Tehran, Iran
Cause of death Execution by hanging
Occupation Interior decorator
Reyhaneh Jabbari (Persian: ریحانه جباری; c. 1988 – 25 October 2014) was a woman convicted of murdering Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, in Iran. She was in prison from 2007 until her execution by hanging in October 2014 for killing her alleged assailant. She published her recollection of the events while in prison. Mohammad Mostafaei was her first lawyer. He published her story in his blog. According to Iranian law, after her guilt was proven and her claim of self-defense was considered untrue, only the victim's family had the right to stop the execution; despite efforts by the Prosecutor's Office, the victim's family insisted on proceeding with the execution.