3 women hanged in one day in separate prisons in Iran

3 women hanged in one day in separate prisons in Iran

3 women hanged in one day in separate prisons in Iran

Norway-based Iran Human Rights (IHR) said three women  hanged in separate prisons on July 27. These women hanged for killing their husbands. News from AFP.

The IHR announced that three women  sentenced to death yesterday local time. Executions of women are on the rise in Iran. IHR expressed concern about this.

Iran Human Rights, based in Norway, says that at least 10 women  sentenced to death so far this year, with the execution of three women on July 27.

Earlier, Afghan national Senobar Jalali executed in a prison outside Tehran. A woman named Soheli Abedi  hanged in a prison in the western city of Sanandaj.

Soheli  married at the age of 15. She killed her husband after 10 years of marriage. He  found guilty in this incident in 2015.

A woman named Faranak Behesti  found guilty of killing her husband five years ago. He  hanged in a prison in the northwestern part of Urmia city.

According to Iranian law, women cannot divorce at will. Women cannot seek divorce even if they  subjected to torture.

A report published by the IHR in October last year says that at least 164 women have  hanged from 2010 to October 2021. At least 306 people have  executed in Iran this year, according to IHR.

Human rights activists  expressed concern that the death penalty has increasing in Iran since former judge Ibrahim Raisi became president in 2021.

The West has criticizing his past on human rights issues. Raisi  one of several top Iranian officials targeted  US sanctions.

Several people have arrested in recent weeks for criticizing the government in Iran. Among them is Mohammad Rasulof, the director of the film ‘There is no Evil’.

His film about the reaction to the death penalty in Iran won the Golden Bear Award at the 2020 Berlin Film Festival.🔱