List of executions of 116 women under Rouhani
Last Update :March 13, 2021
Iran regime is world’s record holder of the executions of women
The Iranian regime is the world’s top record holder of the executions of women. The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran has compiled the names of these women in a list called, “List of Women Executed Under Rouhani.”
The Iranian Resistance collects the data on the executions of women in Iran from material published by the Iranian state-run press. It also compiles information from human rights activists and from private sources in touch with the Iranian Resistance.
The actual figures are higher, as the Iranian regime carries out most executions secretly without anyone knowing except those who carry them out.
The NCRI Women’s Committee has also previously mentioned that many of the women executed by the mullahs’ regime are themselves victims of domestic violence against women and have acted in self-defense.
The Iranian regime open-handedly uses the death penalty as a form of punishment. In many cases, the 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, alone, six women were executed by the regime in various Iranian prisons.
Political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee wrote in a letter on July 27, 2019, about women who were sentenced to death for murder, saying, “In meeting women convicted of murder, I learned that a large percentage of them had murdered their husbands —instantly or based on a pre-meditated plan—after years of being humiliated, insulted, battered and even tortured by them and because of being deprived of their right to divorce. Although, they consider themselves criminals but are convinced that if any of their repeated appeals for divorce had been granted, they would not have committed such a crime.”