Iran: Woman Hanged for Defending Herself Against RapePublished by Ali on December 6, 2019
According to International Liberty Association, a woman who defended herself against rape was hanged this week in Iran. Somayyeh Shahbazi Jahrouei, 33, had been imprisoned for six years. She had committed murder in self-defense against rape. Many of the women convicted of murder in Iran are themselves victims of violence and have killed in self-defense.
Somayyeh Shahbazi Jahrouei was hanged at dawn on Wednesday, 4 December, 2019, in Sepidar Prison of Ahvaz, capital of Khuzestan Province.
Her death brings to 98 the number of women executed by Iran since Hassan Rouhani took office as President in 2013.
Iran is the world’s top executioner of women. So far in 2019, it has executed at least 11 women, more than it had done in previous years. It had executed at least six women in 2018, 10 in 2017 and nine in 2016.
Iran has executed at least 4000 people under Rouhani.
Because of the judiciary system failure to categorize deliberate murders according to their degree, anyone convicted of murder in Iran is sentenced to death, regardless of their motives. Many of the women convicted of murder in Iran are themselves victims of violence against women and have committed the murders in self-defence.