Femicide in Iran: Asma Pishdar Murdered by Husband in Bandar Abbas

17 June 2024 22:46

Hengaw; Monday, June 17, 2024

A young woman identified as Asma Pishdar was murdered by her husband in Bandar Abbas, the capital of Hormozgan Province, and her body was subsequently set on fire. The crime is reportedly motivated by "family disputes."

According to a report by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, on June 11, 2024, 27-year-old Asma Pishdar was strangled by her husband in the Barghzaneh neighborhood of Bandar Abbas. After the murder, the perpetrator set the house on fire to make it appear as an accidental blaze.

Sources indicate that after committing the murder, the husband fled with their child. He was apprehended by military forces five hours later and cited "family disputes" as the motive for the crime.

Femicide represents the most severe form of misogyny and violence against women in patriarchal societies. The Islamic Republic of Iran not only fails to take measures to prevent this phenomenon but also systematically facilitates it through direct state involvement and the implementation of anti-woman laws.

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