The mother of 2 young kids was executed Monday in prison in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran.
Leila Bameri had a son and a daughter, seven and five years old.
Originally from a village in Kerman, Leila Bameri was charged with drug trafficking and had been jailed for three years.
Leila Bameri was executed on Monday, February 27, 2023, without having a final visit with her family and children and without their information. Her family was informed on the phone only after the execution. Ms. Bameri was buried on Tuesday, February 28.
The state-run press and media have not reported her execution in Iran as this report is being published.
The execution of this mother of 2 young kids brings the number of women executed in Iran from 2007 to 208.
The world’s record holder of the execution of women
The Iranian regime is the world’s top record holder of the execution of women.
The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran has compiled these women’s names in a list called “List of Women Executed in Iran since 2007.”
No government in the world has executed so many women. The list does not account for the tens of thousands of women executed in Iran on political grounds.
The Iranian regime is the world’s top record holder of executions of women.
The NCRI Women’s Committee has previously mentioned that many women executed by the mullahs’ regime are victims of domestic violence against women and have acted in self-defense.
An average of 15 women are executed in Iran per year
The Iranian regime open-handedly uses the death penalty 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 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.
According to the statistics compiled by the NCRI Women’s Committee, at least 15 women were executed in Iran in 2022.