Execution of Female Inmate in Sabzevar Prison

In Sabzevar Prison, Razavi Khorasan province, an inmate convicted of murder was executed on January 31, 2024. The hanged individual has been identified as 27-year-old Zahra Nazarian.

A reliable source confirmed Nazarian’s execution, revealing that she had been found guilty of killing her sister’s husband four years ago.

No official sources or domestic media outlets within the country have provided coverage of this execution at the time of writing. The lack of official information raises concerns about transparency and accountability in the execution process.

In 2023, the Department of Statistics and Publication of Human Rights Activists in Iran registered the execution of  746 individuals. Out of these, 6 were carried out in public. Among the executed individuals whose genders were identified, 597 were male and 20 were female. Additionally, 2 juvenile offenders, defined as individuals under the age of 18 at the time of their alleged crimes, were also executed. For a comprehensive examination of the details and statistics surrounding the executions in Iran, refer to HRANA’s annual report.