The number of women executed in Iran since the summer of 2013 reaches 132
The authorities of the Central Prison of Zahedan hanged a Baluchi woman on the morning of May 7, 2022.
The Baluchi woman was executed along with three other men on drug-related charges. The news indicates that she shared the same case with one of the executed men. The woman has not been identified.
The political prisoners detained in ward 3 of the Central Prison of Zahedan have reported, “There are reliable reports that the death sentences for another 83 prisoners have been sent to the Bureau for Implementation of the Verdict of Zahedan Prison.”
The Baluchi woman had been transferred to solitary confinement to prepare her for the implementation of the death verdict. With the execution of this Baluchi woman, the number of women executed in Iran under the clerical regime since the summer of 2013 reaches 132.
A woman was hanged among 19 people executed between March 9 and 17, 2022, in the Central Prison of Shiraz, also known as Adelabad Prison. The woman’s identity has not been disclosed.
The world’s chief executioner of women
With this latest execution in Zahedan, the number of women executed in Iran since the summer of 2013, reaches 132.
The actual number of executions, 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 a discriminatory manner, this punishment is carried out against religious and ethnic minorities, political dissidents, and women.
Many of the women executed in Iran are themselves victims of domestic violence and have acted in self-defense.
According to Amnesty International, more than two-thirds of the world’s 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.