Central Prison of Zahedan – A woman among 12 victims of a mass execution.
A woman was among the 12 victims of a mass execution carried out in the Central Prison of Zahedan.
On Monday, June 6, 2022, a woman identified only with the last name, Gergich, was hanged in the Central Prison of Zahedan. Twelve people were hanged in one day in this prison. All the 12 inmates had been taken to solitary confinement on Saturday, June 4.
The Baluch woman identified only by the last name Gergich had been convicted and sentenced to death on the charge of deliberate murder of her husband.
With this latest execution, the number of executions of women in Iran since September 2013, reaches 136.
This is the first woman executed in June this year. The clerical regime executed four women in the month of May, four women were executed in Adelabad Prison of Shiraz, Qarchak Prison, Amol Prison, and the Central Prison of Zahedan.
Political prisoners defied the mullahs’ Judiciary chief during his visit to the notorious Qarchak Prison on Friday, May 27, 2022. They also expressed their outrage over the execution of Ladan Molla Saeedi who had been hanged at dawn on May 25.
Iran has the world’s record in the execution of women. The NCRI Women’s Committee has compiled the information on the executions of at least 18 women in 2021.
183 imprisoned women on death row
Death by retribution is carried out on persons convicted of murder, regardless of their motives.
During a series of major revelations, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has published extensive information obtained from the clerical regime’s judicial system, including the Prisons Organization.
According to the statistics registered by the office of the Prisons Organization, 5,197 people are on death row or sentenced to Qisas (retribution in kind). Of these, 1,366 are sentenced to death, including 39 women. Another 3,831 prisoners, including 144 women, have a sentence of Qisas or retribution in kind.
The documents also list the names of 51 persons, including 23 women, sentenced to death by stoning.
Some 48,559 of the detainees, including 1,706 women, are going through the “investigation phase” and held with “undecided” status by agencies such as the State Security Force (SSF) and the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS). Based on this data, 17,190 prisoners have more than 15 years of the sentence.