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27 year old Houriyeh hanged in 2007

October 2011: Safeworld Report by Joanne Michele - Iran reportedly executes more people per capita than any other country...

27 year old Houriyeh hanged in 2007

October 2011: Safeworld Report by Joanne Michele - Adultery, lesbianism and heresy can all be punished by execution under Iranian law. There are no female judges.

27 year old Houriyeh hanged in 2007

October 2011: Safeworld Report by Joanne Michele - Public hangings are often carried out using large mobile construction cranes....

27 year old Houriyeh hanged in 2007

October 2011: Safeworld Report by Joanne Michele - Dutch Iranian, Zahra Bahrami, was hanged without warning on 29th January 2011, before Dutch lawyers could get access to her...

teenage-execution

October 2011: Safeworld Report by Joanne Michele - There are 100 juveniles on death row in Iran. In September 2011, a teenager was hanged in a public execution...

27 year old Houriyeh hanged in 2007

October 2011: Safeworld Report by Joanne Michele - If the judge has first-hand knowledge that the defendant is guilty, no additional evidence is required. There are no female judges.

27 year old Houriyeh hanged in 2007

October 2011: Safeworld Report by Joanne Michele - The use of construction cranes for public executions in Iran is widely documented...

27 year old Houriyeh hanged in 2007

October 2011: Resources used in the compilation of the Safe World Report - Iran: Execution of Women and Children.

Delara Darabi

Delara Darabi  was sentenced to death by hanging when she was only 16 years old. She was convicted of murdering her father's female cousin in 2003. Although Delara initially claimed that she had committed the crime, she subsequently recanted.

Prior to her death a film, Prisoner of Colors, was made about her.

Zahara Bahrami and daughter

Jan 2011: in the midst of the uprising in Egypt, Iran quietly went ahead and executed a Dutch mother, without the knowledge of her lawyer or the Dutch government and before her trial was completed...

ShahlaJahed

On 1st December 2010, Shahla Jahed was executed. She became a household name in Iran in 2003, when her murder trial was filmed. Safe World followed her final moments on Twitter.