A woman was executed along with her husband in the Central Prison of Qazvin at dawn on Sunday, May 30, 2021. This is the 118th woman executed during Hassan Rouhani’s tenure as the mullahs’ president.
At least 15 women have been executed every year in Iran over the past eight years.
The couple were cousins identified by the last name of Pir-Ostovan. The woman’s first name is not known. They were arrested 8 years ago on Qazvin-Karaj Highway and sentenced to death in their first court hearing.
Mrs. Pir-Ostovan is the first woman executed after the amendment of the law on punishment of drug-related crimes in 2017. The amendment banned executions on drug-related charges.
The regime’s state-media have not yet announced these execution as this news is being published.
Death penalty is the mullahs’ main instrument to prop up their regime. They cannot slow down even on the eve of their sham elections. On the contrary, they have stepped up the executions. Exactly one week before, the clerical regime’s authorities executed Kobra Fatemi in the Central Prison of Yazd.
Iran holds the world’s top executioner record, with the highest number of citizens executed per capita. It is also the world’s chief executioner of women. The executions are grossly unfair.
More than 4300 people have been executed in Iran during Rouhani’s tenure. As of now, they include 118 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.