Fatemeh Yousefi was hanged this morning at Gohardasht Prison of Karaj
The Iranian judiciary authorities sent another woman to her death at dawn this morning, Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Fatemeh Yousefi was hanged at Gohardasht Prison (aka Rajaiishahr) in Karaj for “deliberate murder.”
Fatemeh Yousefi and another woman were transferred from Qarchak Prison to Gohardasht yesterday and put in solitary confinement to prepare them for carrying out their verdict. The other woman is said to be returned to her ward.
The execution of Fatemeh Yousefi has not yet been announced by the state media in Iran.
Fatemeh Yousefi was the third woman executed in the past week. Another two women were hanged in the Central Prison of Isfahan, Dastgerd Prison, on Sunday, July 9, 2023. Monireh Siadat, 32, and Farzieh Shokrollahi were convicted to death for deliberate murder.
The Iranian regime has executed 10 women so far in 2023.
The execution of Fatemeh Yousefi brings to 216 the number of women executed in Iran since 2007, as recorded by the NCRI Women’s Committee.
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.