Women imprisoned in the women’s ward of the Central Prison of Orumiyeh are detained in deplorable conditions in overcrowded cells lacking the least sanitary needs.
Mohebbat Mahmoudi is the longest serving prisoner in the women’s ward who has been incarcerated in this prison for 17 years. Two other women by the names of Chenar Salehi and Yasna Sadeghi are sentenced to death for drug-trafficking.
At least seven other women are sentenced to death with their verdicts upheld by the Supreme Court and ready to be implemented. They are Arasteh Ranjbar, Nazdar Vatankhah, Tahmineh Danesh, Farideh Hassanpour, Shelir Khosravi, Somayeh Ebrahimzadeh and Zeinab Sekanvand who was under 18 years old at the time of arrest.