Execution of a Female Prisoner in Iranian Prisons

16 May 2024 23:19

Hengaw, Thursday, May 16, 2024

The death sentence of a female prisoner, previously convicted of "first degree murder" of her two children, was carried out in Vakilabad Prison of Mashhad (Razavi Khorasan province). Following her separation from her drug-addicted husband, this prisoner murdered her children due to what she described as "poverty and economic instability."

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, the execution sentence of a female prisoner named Razieh (unidentified surname) was carried out in the central prison of Mashhad (Vakilabad Prison).

As indicated by some sources, this 33-year-old woman was arrested in February 2017 on charges of murdering her two children, aged four and eight, by suffocation. She was subsequently sentenced to death by the judicial system of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

According to the Entekhab news agency, after separating from her first husband, Razieh had taken custody of her children. She remarried to a 62-year-old man, from whom she was also eventually separated.

Reportedly, this individual claimed that after her second divorce, the living conditions imposed severe psychological pressure on her, ultimately leading her to commit the murders.

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