Arasteh Ranjbar and Nazdar Vathnkhah, two women sentenced to execution on the charge of murder, have been summoned by the execution office of the Orumiyeh Central Prison and told that their death sentences would be carried out in a month if the “blood owners (Oliya-e-dam)” did not show leniency towards them.

Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that the two prisoners were sentenced to execution in a joint case for “murder” and held at the women’s ward of Orumiyeh Central Prison for the past several years. Popular attempts for pursuading the blood owners to show leniency have not been successful so far.

In a detailed report on the women’s ward of Orumiyeh Central Prisons published in June 2017, KHRN disclosed the names of 7 female prisoners sentenced to death such as Arasteh Ranjbar, Nazdar Vathnkhah, Tahmineh Danesh, Farideh Hassanpour, Shlir Khosravi, Zaynab Sakanand and Somayeh Ebrahimzadeh. One of these people, Zaynab Sakanand Lakran who was under the age of 18 at the time of her arrest, was executed in October last year on the charges of murdering her husband.

Detailed Report on Women’s Ward in Iran’s Orumiyeh Prison