Executions of women in Iran continue. Three Baluch prisoners, including one woman, were hanged in Birjand prison at dawn on Sunday, April 30. Birjand is the capital of South Khorasan province in eastern Iran.
The woman executed in Birjand prison was named Madineh Sabzevan, 39 years old and mother of 5 children. She was from the Shibek tribe and lived in Shirabad district of Zahedan. She was arrested on drug charges.
Over the past five days, from Saturday, April 29 until today, the mullahs’ regime has executed 20 people, including 14 Baluch citizens with two women among them.
The execution of Madineh Sabzevan brings the number of women executed in Iran from 2007 to the present to 211.
The world’s record holder of the executions of women
The Iranian regime is the world’s top record holder of the executions 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 on the executions of women in Iran, compiled by the NCRI Women’s Committee, at least 15 women were executed in Iran in 2022.