A woman named Maliheh Haji Hassani was hanged in Adelabad Prison, Shiraz Central Prison.
According to news reports, Maliheh Haji Hassani was executed in the central prison of Shiraz on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Maliheh Haji Hassani was 29 years old. She was arrested in 2016 for the murder of her fiancé and has been in prison since.
The execution of this woman has not yet been officially announced by government media.
This is the second execution of women that has taken place in January and in 2020, leaving the total number of women executed during Rouhani’s presidency at 105.
The first execution of women in 2020 was Sara M. in Mashhad Prison. The execution was announced in the state media on January 14, 2020. Sara M. was executed after spending three years in prison on death row. The official state media have not announced the exact date of the execution. (The state-run Rokna news agency – January 14, 2020)
In 2019, the mullahs’ regime hanged 16 women in tandem with increasing suppression and executions in Iran. In the three weeks of December 2019, alone, six women were executed by the regime in various Iranian prisons.
Iran holds the world’s record of top executioner of women. As a consequence of the clerical regime’s failure to categorize deliberate murders according to their degrees, anyone committing murder is sentenced to death, regardless of their motives. Many of the women convicted of murder in Iran are themselves victims of violence against women and have committed murder in self-defense. The trials and sentences issued are grossly unfair.
Many women are currently awaiting execution in prison. Some of these women are being held in Qarchak Prison on the death row. These women are mostly mothers and have several children.