Sunday, February 21, 2021


Over 219,200 people have died of Covid-19 in 480 cities across Iran, according to reports tallied daily by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Sun. February 21, 2021.


The woman hanged in Gohardasht

Prison of Karaj last Wednesday had already suffered a fatal heart attack before her turn for being hanged. Zahra Esma’ili’s lawyer announced that prison authorities in Iran hanged the lifeless body of his client who had a fatal heart failure before being executed. “Today, I saw the death certificate of Zahra Esma’ili. The reason written for her death was heart failure,” Omid Moradi tweeted on February 19, 2021. Zahra Esma’ili was hanged at dawn on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at Gohardasht (a.k.a. Rajaiishahr) Prison in Karaj. She was 42 and had two children. According to her lawyer, she saw 16 prisoners hanged before her eyes. So, she had a heart attack before being taken to the gallows. Nevertheless, prison guards hanged her lifeless body. Zahra Esma’ili was an innocent woman. She claimed responsibility for the murder of her husband to save her teenage daughter who had shot him in the head. Alireza Zamani was a managing director at the mullahs’ Ministry of Intelligence. He routinely mistreated and battered his wife and children. He used to take different women home before the eyes of his own family. Alireza Zamani had even threatened to kill his wife and attempted to rape his own daughter. As a result of such brutalities, his daughter killed him with the help of her brother.  Zahra Esma’ili was the 114th woman executed during Rouhani’s tenure as the clerical regime’s president. Iran is the world’s top executioner of women and has the highest rate of per capita executions. At least 28 prisoners, including three women, have been hanged in Iran over the past month. Zahra Esmaili was hanged along with 6 male inmates in Gohardasht Prison AKA Rajaiishahr in Karaj near the Capital Tehran.


The Revision Court of Kurdistan-Iran upheld five years of a prison sentence for Zahra Mohammadi. The Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj had issued a sentence of 10 years in prison for Zahra on the charge of “formation of a group to disrupt national security,” on February 16, 2020. Zahra Mohammadi, 28, was arrested on May 23, 2019, and temporarily released on a bail of 700 million Tomans from the Central Prison of Sanadaj on November 23, 2019. Also the Revision Court of Tehran Province upheld a 5-year prison sentence for student activist Marjan Es’haghi a student of political sciences at Tehran University, who was arrested after participating in a student gathering at Tehran University. The 15th Branch of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court had previously sentenced her to five years in prison.