Two more death penalties were carried out for Iranian women. Soheila Abedi and Faranak Beheshti were hanged at dawn on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in Sanandaj and Urmia, respectively.
The Iranian state media have not yet announced the news of the execution of the death penalties for the two unfortunate women. The two recent death penalties bring the number of women executed in Iran from the summer of 2013 to 139.
Soheila Abedi executed in the Central Prison of Sanandaj
A victim of child marriages in Iran, Soheila Abedi, 33, was arrested eight years ago and sentenced to death for killing her husband.
Born in 1989 in Bijar county, Soheila Abedi had been forced into marriage at age 15.
She was arrested and detained on January 26, 2015, for killing her husband after being violently battered at home.
The death penalty for Soheila Abed was carried out on July 27, 2022, at the Central Prison of Sanandaj.
Faranak Beheshti executed in the Central Prison of Urmia
Faranak Beheshti was arrested and detained five years ago for murdering her husband.
Faranak Beheshti was born in Takab, in the West Azerbaijan Province.
She spent her time in jail in the prisons of Mahabad and Urmia.
Faranak Beheshti was transferred to solitary confinement on July 26, 2022, to prepare for her death sentence. Ten men were also confined in solitary on the same day to prepare for death.
At least 12 women are detained on death row in the Central Prison of Urmia on the charge of deliberate murder.
Most executed women in Iran are victims of domestic violence
Taking into account the death penalties for the two women in the Central Prison of Urmia and the Central Prison of Sanandaj, the number of women executed in Iran since the summer of 2013 reached 139.
On July 21, 2022, a woman named Robab Danaii was also executed in the Central Prison of Yazd. She suffered a heart attack moments before being executed along with two other men.
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 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.