A new Amnesty International report dated May 24, 2022, noted the Iranian regime’s shocking record in carrying out death penalties.
AI said Iran executed at least 314 people (up from at least 246 in 2020), their highest number of executions since 2017, reversing year-on-year declines since then.
According to the new Amnesty International report, 14 women were among those executed in Iran in 2021.
The report states that the global number of executions in 2021 increased by about 20% compared to the previous year.
At least 314 (or 54%) of the 579 registered executions in 18 countries in 2021 were carried out in Iran.
The Amnesty International report also pointed out that with at least 314 executions registered in 2021, Iran tops the list of countries that use the death penalty. AI noted the actual numbers are probably higher.
The NCRI Women’s Committee recorded the executions of 18 women in Iran in 2021.
According to the Amnesty International report, the Iranian regime violates children’s rights and tramples relevant international treaties. They have executed at least three convicts under 18 at the time of the crime.
Baluch and Kurd prisoners make up the largest number of execution victims in Iran. A Baluch woman was hanged in the Central Prison of Zahedan on May 7, 2022.
183 imprisoned women on death row
Death by retribution is carried out on persons convicted of murder, regardless of their motives.
During a series of major revelations, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has published extensive information obtained from the clerical regime’s judicial system, including the Prisons Organization.
According to the statistics registered by the office of the Prisons Organization, 5,197 people are on death row or sentenced to Qisas (retribution in kind). Of these, 1,366 are sentenced to death, including 39 women. Another 3,831 prisoners, including 144 women, have a sentence of Qisas or retribution in kind.
The documents also list the names of 51 persons, including 23 women, sentenced to death by stoning.
Some 48,559 of the detainees, including 1,706 women, are going through the “investigation phase” and held with “undecided” status by agencies such as the State Security Force (SSF) and the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS). Based on this data, 17,190 prisoners have more than 15 years of the sentence.