Mahboubeh Roshandel executed in Vakilabad Prison
A woman was hanged in the Central Prison of Mashhad, aka Vakilabad Prison, on Monday morning, September 4, 2023. The unfortunate woman was Mahboubeh Roshandel, 30, the mother of a 3-year-old child.
Convicted of murder, Mahboubeh Roshandel had been imprisoned for three years in the women’s ward of Vakilabad Prison without having the chance to see her child.
Mahboubeh Roshandel is the 218th woman to be executed in Iran since 2007, according to the data compiled 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.