Iran Hangs Woman AFTER She Died of Heart Attack Waiting for Execution
Corpse hanged by Iranian authorities under sharia law of qisas (eye for an eye)
Iran has hanged a dead woman who died of a heart attack while waiting to be executed, according to reports.
Iranian authorities continued with the execution by hanging the corpse of Zahra Ismaili under the sharia law of qisas (eye for an eye).
Ismaili passed out and died while watching 16 men executed before she was due to face the gallows herself.
Despite having already died, Ismaili's lifeless body was hanged anyway so the victim's mother could exercise her right to kick away the chair, her lawyer has claimed.
Ismaili was convicted of the murder of her husband Alireza Zamani, an Iranian intelligence official, who had allegedly been abusive to her and her daughter.
She was sentenced to be hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison in Iran.
The mother-of-two was due to be executed at the notoriously harsh jail, around 20 miles from the capital Tehran, according to The Sun.
But according to her lawyer Omid Moradi, as she was waiting for the gallows, she was made to watch the men being hanged before her and suffered a heart attack.
He said “they hanged her lifeless body” so that her husband’s mother could exercise her right to kick away the chair from under her.
Mr. Moradi said that Ms. Ismaili's death certificate stated that "cardiac arrest" was the cause of death.
He said her husband was an official of the Iranian intelligence ministry and that he was abusive to his family so she acted to defend herself and her daughter.
Iran regularly comes second only to China in annual tables of the use of the death penalty, which it uses for a wide range of crimes.
Over the years Iranians have been executed for being gay, having sex outside marriage, and for drinking alcohol.
Medieval style methods have been used over the years — some with a sinister modern twist — and all are specifically designed to inflict as much suffering before the prisoner dies.
Public executions using a rope tied to a crane are carried out, with the condemned suffering an agonizing death.
So-called “Revolutionary Courts” have the power to execute anyone for anything they deem to be “corruption on Earth.”
Children as young as 12 can be sentenced to death, which is against international law.
In 2018, six kids were executed, including two child brides who killed their abusive adult husbands.
A year later two teenage boys were flogged and executed for rape without telling them or their families – sparking outrage over child executions.
Amnesty International says that both 17-year-old victims “were unaware that they had been sentenced to death until shortly before their executions.”
Other forms of brutal punishment are also meted out in Iran.
It recently emerged one mentally ill prisoner is facing having his fingers chopped off by guillotine after being flogged 60 times for a hunger strike.
Hadi Rostami, an inmate at Urumieh prison in West Azerbaijan province, has been sentenced to having four of his fingers amputated after being convicted of robbery in November 2019.