The Iranian regime is the world’s top record holder of executions of women
The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran has compiled the names of these women in a list called, “List of Women Executed in Iran since 2007.”
The names compiled in this list have been counted since May 2007. The NCRI Women’s Committee collects data on the executions of women in Iran from material published by the Iranian state-run press. It also compiles information from human rights activists and from private sources in touch with the Iranian Resistance.
The actual figures are higher, as the Iranian regime carries out most executions secretly without anyone knowing except those who carry them out.
Record holder of executions of women
No government in the world has executed so many women. The list does not account for the tens of thousands of women executed in Iran on political grounds.
The Iranian regime is the world’s top record holder of executions of women.
The NCRI Women’s Committee has previously mentioned that many of the women executed by the mullahs’ regime are themselves victims of domestic violence against women and have acted in self-defense.
Political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee wrote in a letter on July 27, 2019, about women who were sentenced to death for murder, saying, “In meeting women convicted of murder, I learned that a large percentage of them had murdered their husbands —instantly or based on a premeditated plan—after years of being humiliated, insulted, battered and even tortured by them and because of being deprived of their right to divorce. Although, they consider themselves criminals but are convinced that if any of their repeated appeals for divorce had been granted, they would not have committed such a crime.”
An average of 15 women executed in Iran per year
The Iranian regime open-handedly uses the death penalty as a form of punishment. In many cases, religious and ethnic minorities, political dissidents, and women are targets of the death penalty in a discriminatory manner.
In 2019, the mullahs’ regime hanged 16 women in tandem with increasing suppression and executions in Iran. In December 2019, alone, six women were executed by the regime in various Iranian prisons.
The regime also executed 18 women in 2021, seven from November 22 to December 21, 2021.
Many women are currently awaiting execution in prison. Some of these women are being held in Qarchak Prison on death row. These women are mostly mothers and have several children.