At least 202 women executed in Iran since 2007
A woman was hanged in the Prison of Borujerd on Thursday, October 27, 2022. The unidentified woman was charged with deliberate murder of her husband.
This is the 202nd execution of women in Iran since 2007.
The Iranian regime executes an average of 15 women per year, however, the annual number of women executed has risen since Ebrahim Raisi took office in August 2021.
The Iranian regime is the world’s top record holder of per capita executions. The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran has compiled the names of these women in a list.
The NCRI Women’s Committee previously mentioned that many of the women executed by the mullahs’ regime are themselves victims of domestic violence against women and have acted in self-defense.
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.
In 2019, the mullahs’ regime hanged 16 women in tandem with increasing suppression and executions in Iran. In December 2019, alone, 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.
At least 24 women have been executed in Iran since August 2021 when Raisi took office.
Many women are currently awaiting execution in prison. Some of these women are being held in Qarchak Prison on death row. These women are mostly mothers and have several children.
Political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee wrote in a letter on July 27, 2019, about women who were sentenced to death for murder, saying, “In meeting women convicted of murder, I learned that a large percentage of them had murdered their husbands —instantly or based on a premeditated plan—after years of being humiliated, insulted, battered and even tortured by them and because of being deprived of their right to divorce. Although, they consider themselves criminals but are convinced that if any of their repeated appeals for divorce had been granted, they would not have committed such a crime.”