Female hangings worldwide 1988 - date.

This is a listing of the reported and confirmed female hangings worldwide during the period September 1988 to October 2014. Eighty three of these women died for murder, 51 for drug offences, two for prostitution, eight for terrorism, one for brothel keeping and one for ďmoral corruptionĒ.The crimes of the other five were not specified.
There were no accurate details for Iraq although it is known that a large number of women were hanged there during the reign of Saddam Hussein. One woman was hanged there on 06/09/06 and it was reported that in total seven women have been executed since 2005, four of them in 2009. Three women were confirmed as having been hanged in Iraq during 2011 and a further two in January 2012 and another two in August 2013, but their names and crime details were not released.
There have almost certainly been further, unreported hangings in Egypt, Iran and Singapore. It is claimed that a further five women were hanged secretly in Iran during 2011, for drug offences but there are no verifiable details of these cases.According to government figures released in 2005, Malaysia hanged at least five women between 1981 and 2001, although details were only released in three cases.
No details of names/ages were given for the seven women hanged in South Korea.
Iran uses the short drop style of hanging and may also carry out the execution in public usually by suspension from a truck crane. It is possible that Jordan also used the short drop method.
The ďlong dropĒ method of hanging is currently used by Botswana, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Malaysia & Singapore and was used in South Korea and South Africa.

Name

Age

Country

Crime

Date of execution/Country of origin, where different from country of execution/Remarks

Alice Norban Barissi and
Farida Taher Sheeh

-

Kuwait

Murder

11/09/88 (Indian)

Catherine Tan Mui Choo and
Hoe Kah Hong

34
33

Singapore

Murder

25/11/88 Hanged with Adrian Lim, Tan was his wife, and Hoe his girlfriend

Sandra Smith (coloured)

25

South Africa

Murder

02/06/89 Last female execution in South Africa

Unnamed women

-

Iran

Drugs

08/10/89 hanged with 9 men in Qasr prison in Tehran.

Hau Tsui Ling

32

Malaysia

Drugs

30/05/90 (Hong Kong). Hanged beside her boyfriend, Chow Sing, at Kajang prison.

Itaf Sulayman Ahmad

-

Jordan

Murder

26/03/90

Zeinab Mohamed Ahmed

-

Egypt

Murder

18/09/91

2 unnamed women

-

South Korea

Murder

18/12/91

Tamathil S.

-

Jordan

Murder

18/11/93

Cheuk Mei-mei

29

Singapore

Drugs

03/03/94 (1st for drugs) (Hong Kong)

Tan Bee Lee

-

Malaysia

Drugs

29/07/94

Elke Tsang Kai Mong

-

Singapore

Murder

16/12/94

Angel Mou Pui- Peng

25

Singapore

Drugs

06/01/95 (Hong Kong Macau)

Flor Contemplacion

42

Singapore

Murder

17/03/95 (Philippines)

Tong Ching-man
Poon Yuen-chung

24
22

Singapore

Drugs

21/04/95 (Hong Kong) Both 18 at time of crime.

Unknown

-

Iran

Drugs

04/01/96

Navarat Maykha

32

Singapore

Drugs

28/09/96 (Thai)

Teo Kim Hong

36

Singapore

Murder

06/09/96

Amira Saleem &
Eidah Hussein

31
35

Jordan

Murder

25/06/97 (Amira was Syrian)
For the murder of Eidah's husband.

Nobuko Hidaka

51

Japan

Murder

02/08/97

Raya Musa

35

Jordan

Murder

28/08/97

5 unnamed women

-

S. Korea

Murder

30/12/97

Rasha & Abeer Ibrahim (sisters)

19/
24

Jordan

Murder

03/12/98 (Egyptian)

Gerardine Andrew

36

Singapore

Murder

26/02/99

Manal Abd al-Qabel

-

Egypt

Murder

08/05/99

Masoumeh Fathi

-

Iran

Murder

26/01/00

Alieh Moradi

-

Iran

Murder

26/01/00

Saleh Mansour Hashem

-

Egypt

Murder

10/09/00

Julaiha Begum Maniam

52

Singapore

Murder

16/02/01

2 unnamed women

-

Afghanistan

Prostitution

23/02/01 (First for this offence.
Hanged in public.)

Fariba Tajiani Emamqoli

20's

Iran

Drugs

19/03/01 (Hanged in public in Tehran.)

Mariette Bosch (white)

50

Botswana

Murder

31/03/01 (South African)

Qadeer Kaleeja

24

Kuwait

Murder

17/06/01 (Indian)

Parvin Mirzaei

35

Iran

Murder

03/07/01

Jamileh Assadpour

37

Iran

Murder

12/09/01

Saeedeh Qassempour Malayeri

-

Iran

Murder

18/09/01

Mona Fandey

44

Malaysia

Murder

02/11/01

Ibtisam Ahmad

34

Jordan

Murder

12/05/02 (hanged with her lover)

Nasrin C.

-

Iran

Murder

08/10/02

Unnamed

-

Iran

Murder

16/10/02

Zahra Baghshirin &
Farahnaz Yuly

-

Iran

Murder

29/12/02 (hanged in public in the city of Gachsaran)

Zinat al-Sadat

34

Iran

Murder

08/10/03

Unnamed woman

-

Iran

Brothel keeping

25/01/04

Ibtisam Hussein

24

Jordan

Murder

01/03/04 (hanged twice as rope broke)

Yen May Woen

37

Singapore

Drugs

19/03/04 (Chinese national)

Diba Zomorodian

-

Iran

-

29/06/04 (hanged in public in Qazvin)

Monireh Ghasempour

-

Iran

-

11/07/04 (hanged in public in Tehran)

Ateqeh Rajabi (also given as Atefeh Rajabi)

16

Iran

Moral/sex crimes

15/08/04 (Age given as 22 in court)Hanged in public for having sex outside marriage.

Roya

28

Iran

Murder

06/07/05 (hanged in private in a prison at Isfahan with her temporary husband, Mohammed)

Akram N.

20

Iran

Murder

07/12/05 (hanged in prison in the north-eastern town of Shirevan for the murder of Maryam A. (female) in 2001)

Raheleh

-

Iran

Murder

18/01/06 (hanged with her husband, Babak in Evin prison, Tehran.)

Farzaneh Sadeqi

-

Iran

Murder

03/05/06 (hanged in public)

Mahboubeh M.

-

Iran

Murder

21/05/06 (hanged with her male accomplice Abbass H. for the murder of her husband)

Unnamed woman

-

Iraq

Murder?

06/09/06 (1 of 27 people hanged on same day at Abu Ghraib prison Baghdad.)

Houriyeh

29

Iran

Murder

14/07/07 (hanged in public with 2 male accomplices for the murder of her husband and in-laws)

Fakhteh C

30

Iran

Murder

17/10/07 (hanged in Tehranís Evin prison for the murder of her employer)

Zahra N

-

Iran

Murder

19/12/07 (hanged in Tehranís Evin prison for the murder of her husband)

Rahele Zamani

27

Iran

Murder

02/01/2008 (hanged in Tehranís Evin prison for the murder of her husband)

Shabnam Setayesh

34

Iran

Murder

27/08/2008 (hanged in Tehranís Evin prison for the murder of her husband)

Fatemeh Haqiqat-Pajuh

38

Iran

Murder

26/11/2008 (hanged in Tehranís Evin prison for the murder of her husband)

Tayabeh

30ís

Iran

Murder

23/12/2008 (hanged in Tehranís Evin prison for the murder of her step daughter)

Masoumeh Ghale Jahi

33

Iran

Murder

29/01/2009 (hanged in Rafsanjan for murdering her husband)

Delara Darabi

23

Iran

Murder

02/05/09 (hanged in Rasht Central Prison for the murder of a relative)

Zeynab Nazarzadeh

28

Iran

Murder

06/05/09 (hanged in Tehranís Evin prison for the murder of her husband)

Azita

30

Iran

Drugs

13/05/09 (hanged with male co-defendant in Qazvin prison)

Afsaneh

29

Iran

Murder

20/05/09 (hanged in Shiraz for the murder of her husband with 3 men)

Unnamed woman

-

Iran

Murder

15/07/09 (hanged in Qazvin for the murder of her father in law)

Jamileh

25

Iran

Murder

29/07/09 (hanged in Shiraz for the murder of her husband with a man)

Unnamed woman

-

Iran

Murder

24/09/09 (hanged in Sarakhs for the murder of her husband)

Khadijeh J. and Fouzieh J

 

Iran

Drugs

06/10 (hanged in Ahvaz with one man)

Soheila Ghadiri

27

Iran

Murder

20/10/09 (hanged in Tehranís Evin prison for the murder of her baby)

Beygum P.

-

Iran

Drugs

16/11/09 (hanged with two men in the central city of Esfahan)

Jihan Mohammed Ali

-

Egypt

Murder

10/03/10 (hanged with male co-defendant for the murder of her husband in 2004)

Shirin Alamhouli

28

Iran

Terrorism

09/05/10 (hanged with four men in Tehranís Evin prison for planting a bomb)

Unnamed woman

-

Iran

Drugs

10/10/10 (hanged with 3 men in Zanjan)

Shahla Jahed

40

Iran

Murder

01/12/10 (hanged in Tehranís Evin prison for the murder of her footballer boyfriendís wife in 2002)

Mahin Qadiri

-

Iran

Murder

19/12/10 (hanged in Quazvin for multiple murder of five women)

Zahra Bahrami

46

Iran

Drugs

28/01/11 (hanged in Tehranís Evin prison)

Adiva Mirza Soleyman Kalimia

54

Iran

Unknown

14/03/11 (hanged in Tehranís Evin prison with her husband)

Unnamed woman

-

Iran

Unknown

14/03/11 (hanged in Tehranís Evin prison)

Two unnamed women

 

Sudan

Child murder

13/05/11 (hanged in Khartoum)

Begam N.

-

Iran

Drugs

20/07/11 (hanged in Rafsanjan with one man)

Leila Hayati

29

Iran

Drugs

28/09/11 (hanged in Hamedan)

Unnamed woman

-

Iraq

Terrorism

17/11/2011

Roghiyeh Khalaj
Horiyeh Sabahi

32
35

Iran

Drugs

05/10/11 (hanged in Hamedan with 5 men)

Unnamed woman

-

Iran

Drugs

29/11/11 (hanged in Kermanshah)

Nahid A.

-

Iran

Drugs

24/12/11 (hanged at Oroumieh with 6 men)

2 unnamed women

-

Iran

Drugs

10/03/12 (hanged at Zahedan with 6 men)

A. A.

-

Iran

Drugs

16/05/12 (hanged at Kermanshah with 6 men)

Safieh Ghafoori

28

Iran

Murder

12/07/12 (hanged in prison in Shiraz)

3 unnamed women

-

Iraq

Terrorism

27/08/12 (3 of 21 executions this day, all for terrorist offences)

Sachiko Eto

65

Japan

Murder

27/09/12 (hanged at the Sendai Branch Detention House)

Unnamed woman

-

Iran

Drugs

03/12/12 (hanged in Kermanshah)

2 unnamed women

-

Iran

Drugs

27/01/13 (hanged in Isfahan with 4 men)

Parinaz. M

-

Iran

Drugs

19/02/13 (hanged in prison in Shiraz with 7 men)

2 unnamed women

-

Iran

Drugs

22/04/13 (hanged in prison in Kermanshah with 2 men)

Giti Marami

34

Iran

Murder?

22/05/13 (hanged in prison in Varamin and given 100 lashes)

Golafrooz Fayouj

-

Iran

Drugs

20/06/13 hanged in prison in Shahr-e-Kord (western Iran) with 2 men

5 unnamed women

-

Iran

Drugs

06/07/13 hanged in Zahedan with 6 men

2 unnamed women

-

Iraq

Terrorism

19/08/13 (two of 17 executions this day, all but one for terrorist offences)

1 unnamed woman

-

Iran

Drugs

09/09/13 hanged in Orumieh with 5 men

S. H, Z. S. & N. S.

-

Iran

Drugs

19/09/13 (hanged in Yazd with 5 men)

3 unnamed women

-

Iran

Drugs

25/09/13 (hanged in Urmia with 5 men)

Sydkhlyl Sadjadpour

43

Iran

Murder

27/09/13 (hanged in Rajai Shahr prison with 5 men)

1 unnamed woman

-

Iraq

Terrorism

One of 42 executions announced on 10/10/13

Nastaran Safari

26

Iran

Murder

21/10/13 (hanged in Kermanshah with 6 men)

Mitra Shahnavazi

-

Iran

Murder

30/10/13 (hanged in Karaj with one man)

A. A. & R. A.

-

Iran

Drugs

21/11/13 (hanged in Yazd with 4 men)

1 unnamed woman

-

Iran

Drugs

26/11/13 (hanged in Ghezelhesar prison with 10 men)

1 unnamed woman

-

Iran

Drugs

w/e 26/01/14 (hanged with 2 men in Lorestan)

Farzaneh Moradi

26

Iran

Murder

04/03/14 (hanged in Isfahan prison)

Behjat

26

Iran

Murder

10/05/14 (hanged in Rajai Shahr Prison Karaj)

S. T.

28

Iran

Murder

28/05/14 (hanged in Amol prison)

1 unnamed woman

-

Egypt

Murder

06/06/14 (hanged with 3 men)

1 unnamed woman

-

Iran

Drugs

22/08/14 (hanged in Zahedan with 2 men)

1 unnamed woman

60

Iran

Drugs

11/09/14 (hanged in Rasht with 1 man)

Reyhaneh Jabbari

26

Iran

Murder

25/10/14 (hanged in Rajai Shahr Prison Karaj)

See also Female executions 1990 - 2013 for a listing of all known female executions during this period.

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