The regime in Iran carried out the death penalty for a woman in the Central Prison of Yazd on Thursday, July 21, 2022. Robab Danaii lived in Yazd and had been sentenced to death on murder charges.
Robab Danaii experienced heart failure just moments before being hanged, nevertheless, the regime’s henchmen in Yazd Prison hanged her despite her condition.
Two men were also executed on the same day in Yazd Prison.
Robab Danaii was transferred to solitary confinement at the Central Prison of Yazd on July 19, 2022, to be prepared for the execution of her death penalty.
None of the regime’s state media have reported the death penalty for a woman carried out in Yazd.
After the death penalty for a woman was carried out in Yazd Prison, the number of women executed in Iran since 2013 reached 137.
Most executed women in Iran are victims of domestic violence
The Iranian regime open-handedly uses the death penalty in Iran as a form of punishment. In many cases, religious and ethnic minorities, political dissidents, and women are targets of the death penalty in a discriminatory manner.
In 2019, the mullahs’ regime hanged 16 women in tandem with increasing suppression and executions in Iran. In December 2019, six women were executed by the regime in various Iranian prisons.
The regime also executed 18 women in 2021, seven from November 22 to December 21, 2021.
Many women are currently on death row in Iran.
On July 15, 2022, a woman named Mina received the death penalty in Tehran. (The state-run etemadonline.com – July 15, 2022)
183 women on death row in Iran
According to documents from the mullahs’ regime, the Iranian Resistance declared in mid-May 2022 that 183 women in the regime’s prisons were on death row or sentenced to death by retribution (Qesas).
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) 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 Qesas (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 Qesas or retribution.
Sixty death row prisoners were under 18 at the time of the alleged offense in 2020.
The documents also list the names of 51 persons, including 23 women, sentenced to death by stoning and 107 prisoners sentenced to amputation.