An unfortunate Baluch woman, identified as Zar-Khatoun Mazar Zehi, was hanged along with two men in the Central Prison of Kerman, this morning on Wednesday, November 15, 2023.
Zar-Khatoun Mazar Zehi, 46, was the mother of a young girl and came from Saravan, a city in the Sistan and Baluchestan Province. She was arrested six years ago on the road from Kerman to Shiraz, and sentenced to death on drug-related charges.
At the time of publishing of this report, none of the Iranian state media had reported the news of these hangings.
Zar-Khatoun Mazar Zehi is the 19th woman executed in Iran in the 10 and a half months of 2023. She is the 222nd woman executed in Iran since 2007 based on the data compiled by the NCRI Women’s Committee.
UN Third Committee Censures Rights Abuses in Iran
Today, the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly condemned the violations of human rights in Iran. The 70th UN Resolution on Iran was adopted by 80 votes in favor and 29 against. It underlined the increasing wave of executions in Iran, the crackdown on the 2022 Iran protests, as well as the violations of women’s rights in Iran, among others.
The Iranian Resistance calls for the referral of the Iranian regime’s dossier of rights abuses to the UN Security Council, and the prosecution of the regime’s leaders for four decades of crimes against humanity and genocide.
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.