Three executions in Adel Abad prison in Shiraz
An unidentified woman was executed by hanging in Adel Abad prison in Shiraz on August 21, 2022. She and two men were executed at the same time.
The woman had been charged with intentional homicide.
The news of the woman’s execution in Adel Abad prison in Shiraz has not yet been announced by official government sources.
The recent death penalty brings the number of women executed in Iran from the summer of 2013 to 141.
Most executed women in Iran are victims of domestic violence
The NCRI Women’s Committee has previously announced that many of the women executed by the mullahs’ regime are victims of domestic violence against women and have acted in self-defense.
The Iranian regime open-handedly uses the death penalty in Iran as a form of punishment. In many cases, religious and ethnic minorities, political dissidents, and women are targets of the death penalty in a discriminatory manner.
In 2019, the mullahs’ regime hanged 16 women in tandem with increasing suppression and executions in Iran. In December 2019, six women were executed by the regime in various Iranian prisons.
The regime also executed 18 women in 2021, seven from November 22 to December 21, 2021.
183 women on death row in Iran
According to documents from the mullahs’ regime, the Iranian Resistance declared in mid-May 2022 that 183 women in the regime’s prisons were on death row or sentenced to death by retribution (Qesas).
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) 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 Qesas (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 Qesas or retribution.
Sixty death row prisoners were under 18 at the time of the alleged offense in 2020.
The documents also list the names of 51 persons, including 23 women, sentenced to death by stoning and 107 prisoners sentenced to amputation.