Execution of a woman — 42 with two children — in Gohardasht Prison (Rajaiishahr) of Karaj, marks the execution of the 114th woman during Rouhani’s tenure as the mullahs’ president.
Zahra Esma’ili was hanged at dawn on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, along with 6 male inmates in Gohardasht Prison (a.k.a. Rajaiishahr) in Karaj.
Zahra Esma’ili was a victim of domestic violence and had murdered her husband in self-defense. Her husband, a detective police officer frequently battered her.
Zahra Esma’ili was transferred to solitary confinement in a group of 10 death-row prisoners on Monday, February 15, to be prepared for execution. She had been serving her jail sentence in the notorious Qarchak Prison.
The clerical regime has executed three women in recent weeks in the prisons of Ardabil, Sanandaj and Karaj. This brings to 114 the total number of executions of women during Rouhani’s tenure as mullahs’ president.
World’s top executioner of women
Iran holds the record of the world’s top executioner with the highest number of citizens executed per capita. It is also the world’s top executioner of women. The executions are grossly unfair.
More than 4300 people have been executed in Iran during Rouhani’s 7-year tenure. They include 114 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 also holds the world’s record of top. 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.