Iran: Two Female Prisoners Executed at Urmia Central Prison

Iran: Two Female Prisoners Executed at Urmia Central Prison

Published by on July 25, 2019

Iranian authorities executed two women on Tuesday, 23 July, 2019, in the north-western city of Urmia.
These prisoners, identified as “Arasteh Ranjbar” and “Nazdar Vatankhah,” were sent to solitary confinement on Monday. According to reports, both had already spent 15 years in prison on the charges of murder and complicity in murder, respectively.

These executions have not been yet reported by official Iranian regime media.

With these two women, the number of women executed during six years of Hassan Rouhani’s presidency reaches 93.

The Iranian regime has recently further stepped up executions and executed at least four women in the past week, alone.

Maliheh Salehian from Miandoab was hanged, on charges of murder in the central prison of Mahabad, on 16 July, this year.

It should be remined that, another female prisoner, Zahra Safari Moghadam, 43, was hanged in the Prison of Nowshahr, in northern Iran, On 17 July, this year.

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