87th Woman Executed During Rouhani’s Presidential Time in IranPublished by Tirdad on January 31, 2019
A woman was hanged on Wednesday, 30 January, 2019, in Nowshahr Prison, the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran.
The woman identified only as M.A, was convicted of “killing her husband.”
She had spent six years on death row.
The woman is the 87th woman who is executed under Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian regime’s president.
The Iranian regime is the world’s top record holder in execution of women while it has the highest per capita executions in the world.
It is worth noting that the horrific news of the execution of 24-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman Zeinab Sekaanvand in October 2018 triggered a bitter debate over the execution of violence victims in Iran.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, condemned the execution of Sekaanvand, by issuing a statement on 5 October, 2018, calling it a “sheer injustice.”
She stressed that the UN Human Rights Office opposes the use of the death penalty in all circumstances, as no judiciary in any part of the world is mistake-free.