Eight People Including a Woman Hanged in Iran

Iran Executions: Eight People Including a Woman Hanged

99 women executed in during Rouhani's tenure.

By Azita Carlson

A couple is executed by the Iranian regime in Mashahd’s Central Prison, reported the state-run media on December 11.

Maryam 32 years old is hanged alongside her husband Mehdi. The executions were reported by state-run media on December 11, 2019.

Maryam is second woman to be executed in a week. Another woman Somayyeh Shahbazi Jahruyi was executed on December 4, 2019, in Ahvaz Sepidar Prison.

Background

At least 3,800 people including 99 women, were executed during Iranian regime’s President Hassan Rouhani’s tenure. This ranks Iran second in the world in terms of a number of people executed, and first in terms of the number of executions per capita.

“Last year saw increasing restrictions on the right to freedom of expression and 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, special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, wrote in his report to the UN General Assembly on August 16.

Special Rapporteur Javaid Rehman said the number of executions in Iran “remains one of the highest in the world.”

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the President-Elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has repeatedly called on the United Nation Security Council to prepare for the prosecution of the clerical regime’s leaders and the officials in charge of four decades of crimes against humanity in and the violation of human rights in Iran.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi urged all countries to “join the international front against the religious fascism and to recognize the right of the Iranian people’s Resistance to overthrow the religious fascism and achieve freedom.

 

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