Another woman was hanged and executed in the Lakan Prison of Rasht on Saturday, November 25, 2023.
The woman had been sentenced to death on the charge of murder. She was one of three prisoners hanged on that day in Lakan Prison of Rasht. The other two were political prisoner Ali Saber Motlagh, 62, a supporter of the opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and Mohsen Sedaghat, an ordinary prisoner also charged with murder.
The clerical regime has stepped up executions in Iran. It has executed nearly 200 prisoners in the past 1.5 months.
The woman executed on Saturday, November 25, is the 223rd woman to be executed by the clerical regime since 2007. She is the 20th woman executed since January 2023.
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.