Susan Rezaiipour hanged in Qazvin; the 122nd woman executed since 2013
Susan Rezaiipour was hanged in the Central Prison of Qazvin at dawn on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. This is 122nd woman executed since the summer of 2013.
Susan Rezaiipour is among the women who are victims of forced early marriages and domestic violence. She acted in self-defense when she murdered her husband six years ago.
Susan Rezaiipour was married by force to her cousin, whom she did not love. In her confessions, Susan said her husband was an alcoholic who was drunk from 3 p.m. He battered her every day, something that forced her to commit murder.
The execution of this woman has not yet been announced by the state media until the publication of this report.
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. An average of 15 women is executed in Iran every year. The executions are grossly unfair.
The actual number of executions and particularly the number of women executed 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.
The Iranian regime open-handedly uses the death penalty as a form of punishment. In many cases and in a discriminatory manner, this punishment is carried out against religious and ethnic minorities, political dissidents, and women.
According to Amnesty International, more than two-thirds of the world countries have abolished or halted the death penalty. However, in Iran, the killing machine is taking up speed under Ebrahim Raisi, the notorious henchman of the 1988 massacre, and Gholam Hossein Mohseni Eje’i, another notorious judge involved in the genocide.