Three women hanged in the same day in different Iranian prisons

Three women hanged on the same day in different Iranian prisons

UPGRADE DAY

Iran executed three women in a single day, all accused of killing their husbands, an NGO said on Friday.

Human rights organizations are concerned about the growing number of women executed in Iran, where there is a very high number of executions in 2022. 

Many of these women killed abusive husbands, or to whom they were married as children, note human rights defenders.  

According to the NGO Iran Human Rights (IHR ), based in Norway, three women convicted of killing their husbands in three separate cases were executed on Wednesday in different prisons across the Islamic Republic. 

A total of at least ten women were hanged in 2022, according to the NGO.

Senobar Jalali, an Afghan national, was executed in a prison near Tehran, according to the same source. 

Soheila Abedi, married at the age of 15, was hanged in a prison in the city of Sanandaj (west). She killed her husband ten years after their marriage and was convicted in 2015, the NGO said.

Faranak Beheshti, convicted five years ago for the murder of her husband, was hanged in a prison in the city of Urmia (northwest), according to the NGO. 

According to a report published in October 2021 by IHR, at least 164 women were executed in Iran between 2010 and October 2021.

Two NGOs, including Amnesty International, denounced on Wednesday an “execution spree” in Iran, where more than 250 people suffered the death penalty in the first six months of the year , “following routinely unfair trials.”

Women do not have the right to unilaterally seek divorce in Iran, even in situations of domestic violence or abuse, advocates say human rights.