The Iranian Judiciary had a woman hanged in the Central Prison of Sanandaj in the morning of Sunday, December 27, 2020.
The woman hanged was identified as Zeinab Khodamoradi, 43 from the city of Qorveh. She had been imprisoned for five years. She suffered from mental imbalance and nervous disorder. Her family did not afford to pay 700 million Tomans set as blood money for the victims, sending her to the gallows.
The execution of Zeinab Khodamoradi has not been announced by the state media in Iran as this news is being published.
Zeinab Khodamoradi is the 111th woman to be executed during the presidency of Hassan Rouhani. This is the second woman executed this December.
World’s top executioner of women
More than 4300 people have been executed in Iran under Rouhani’s tenure. They include 111 women.
The actual number of executions and particularly the execution of women is much higher. The clerical regime carries out most executions in secret and out of the public eye. No witnesses are present at the time of execution but those who carry them out.
Iran holds the record of the world’s top executioner with the highest number of citizens executed per capita. Iran also holds the world’s record of top executioner of women. These executions are cruelly unjust.
The NCRI Women’s Committee formerly noted that many women convicted of murder in Iran are victims of domestic violence. They have committed murder in self-defense.
The NCRI Women’s Committee has published a list of the women executed during Rouhani’s tenure. The substantiated information is based on news and information published in the state-run media in Iran and other reliable sources inside Iran.
The Iranian Resistance calls for the abolishment of the death penalty in Iran.