Iran Executes Woman In Northeastern City of Mashhad

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A woman was hanged at dawn on Sunday, August 25, 2019 in the Central Prison of Mashhad, the state-run ROKNA news agency reported today.

The victim who has not been identified by the state media had been found guilty of murder.

This is the 94th woman executed in Iran during Hassan Rouhani’s term in office since 2013.

The execution of women is higher in Iran than in any other place in the world and the Iranian regime is a record holder by executing 94 women during six years of Rouhani’s tenure.

Last month Iran unprecedentedly executed four wemen in just eight days.
Maliheh Salehian from Miandoab was hanged on July 16, 2019, in the Central Prison of Mahabad, in the western Iranian province of Kurdistan.

Zahra Safari Moghaddam, 43, was hanged in the Prison of Nowshahr, northern Iran, on July 17, 2019.

Arasteh Ranjbar and Nazdar Vatankhah, two in-laws who had already spent 15 years in prison, were hanged in the Central Prison of Urmia, northwestern Iran, on July 23, 2019.

The U.N. expert on human rights in Iran said in a report to the General Assembly circulated August 16, last year saw continuing violations of the right to life, liberty and a fair trial in the Islamic Republic, including 253 reported executions of adults and children.

Javaid Rehman said while the number of executions was the lowest since 2007, “the number of executions remains one of the highest in the world.”