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Iran executes young Kurdish woman

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Iranian authorities executed by hanging a young Kurdish woman, Sharareh Eliasi, at the Central Prison of Sanandaj over charges of murder, Iran Human Rights Monitor said.

Eliasi, 27, had been imprisoned for five years until she was executed on Tuesday.

According to Human Rights Monitor, Iran is the world’s leading per capita executioner. It also holds the record in the execution of women and minors. 

Over 3,600 people have been executed under President Hassan Rouhani, the monitor said, adding that Eliasi is the 85th woman to be executed under his presidency.

Last Modified: Thursday، 15 November 2018 10:21 PM
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