IRAN: WOMAN EXECUTED AFTER SIX YEARS ON DEATH ROW
August 6, 2020:
A young woman was executed on 2 August 2020 in the Central Prison of Mashhad. (Source: women.ncr-iran.org, Iran Human Rights Monitor, 06/08/2020)
The woman identified only by her 1st name, Mehri, was 32, and had already served six years in prison on death row. The state-run Shahraranews.ir and Khorasan daily reported the woman’s execution on 4 August 2020.
She was accused of murdering her husband. With this execution, the total number of women executed during Rouhani’s tenure reaches 106. This is the 3rd execution of women in 2020 which has been announced by the state media. The Iranian Resistance has registered 106 women executed during the tenure of the mullahs’ President, Hassan Rouhani, since he took office in 2013.
The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran has published a list of the women executed during Rouhani’s tenure. Iran holds the world record for the execution of women. These executions are cruelly unjust. As the NCRI Women’s Committee has formerly noted, many of the women convicted of murder in Iran are themselves victims of domestic violence against women and have committed murder in self-defense.