Roqieh Abedini hanged in Hamedan – the new victim of executions in Iran
At dawn on Thursday, August 10, 2023, two prisoners, including a woman, were hanged in Hamedan prison. The identities of the two prisoners were verified as Roqieh Abedini and Afshin Rahim Hedayat.
Roqieh Abedini, 40 years old and from Tabriz, was sentenced to death due to charges related to drugs and murder.
Roqieh Abedini was arrested three years ago on the charge of murdering her husband in Hamedan and was sentenced to death by judicial authorities.
Until the moment of writing this report, the execution of these two prisoners has not been announced by state media or official sources in Iran.
Based on the information and data compiled by the NCRI Women’s Committee, the execution of Roqieh Abedini brings the number of women executed in Iran since 2007 to 217.
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.