Woman Executed in Iran reached 95th During Rouhani’s PresidencyPublished by Tirdad on September 30, 2019
A woman was executed on Thursday morning, 26 September, 2019, in Sanandaj Prison. She was identified as Leila Zarafshan and was in prison since five years ago on murder charges.
Leila Zarafshan is the 95th woman to be executed in Iran during Rouhani’s term of presidency since 2013. Iran is the only country that executes juveniles and holds the highest number of female executions in the world.
According to ILA report, a woman was also executed in Mashhad city Central Prison, on 25 August, this year.
Another woman identified as Maliheh Salehian from Miandoab was hanged on 16 July, 2019, in the Central Prison of Mahabad, in the western Iranian province of Kurdistan.
Zahra Safari Moghaddam, 43, was hanged in the Prison of Nowshahr, northern Iran, on 17 July, 2019.
Arasteh Ranjbar and Nazdar Vatankhah, who had already spent 15 years in prison, were hanged in the Central Prison of Urmia, northwestern Iran, on 23 July, 2019.
Iran’s deliberate use of capital punishment has been a constant source of international outrage and condemnation. ILA had previously reported that, according to several independent international bodies, including the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran and Amnesty International, Iran is the leading state in executions per capita, second only to China in terms of figures. Iran also tops the charts in the number of executions of women and juvenile offenders