Another unfortunate woman, Maryam Forough-Manesh, was hanged in the Central Prison of Yasuj at dawn on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.
The news of this execution has not been published by the Iranian state media and press at the time of writing this report.
Maryam Forough-Manesh was from Dehdasht, in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad Province in southwestern Iran. She had been convicted of murder and sentenced to death. It is not yet clear how many years she was incarcerated.
According to the data compiled by the NCRI Women’s Committee, this is the 221st woman to be executed in Iran since 2007, and the 18th woman executed in 2023, so far.
Ebrahim Raisi has so far executed six more women every year
The number of executions in Iran has drastically increased since more than two years ago, when Ebrahim Raisi took office as the mullahs’ president in August 2021.
Based on the data compiled by the NCRI Women’s Committee, 118 women were executed in Iran from August 2013 to August 2021, when Hassan Rouhani was in office. That makes an average of 15 women executed per year.
However, under Ebrahim Raisi, 42 women were executed from August 2021 to August 2023. That makes an average of 21 women per year, which is six more women executed every year compared to the regime’s previous president.
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.