Iran hangs women on eve of International Women’s DayPublished by International Liberty on March 10, 2015
At least two women were hanged on the eve of the International women’s day in a prison in Iran. One of the prisoners identified as Mehrnoosh Qavasi, in her fifties, was executed after serving many years in prison.
Before being transferred to Qezel Hesar Prison in the city of Karaj for execution, the two victims were held in infamous Qarchak (Gharchak) women’s prison in the city of Varamin where conditions are harsh.
The two women were hanged with 10 other prisoners in Qezel Hesar prison as part of new wave of executions in cities across the country.
The executions were carried out in secret without any report being published in the government controlled news media in Iran.