According to an Iranian lawyer, the authorities hanged a woman sentenced to death while she had already died.
Zahra Esmaili was found guilty for the murder of her husband Alireza Zamani, a senior officer of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence, according to the Saudi news website Al Arabiya. She got the death penalty.
Esmaili was hanged in a prison in Karaj on Wednesday, according to Irans Human Rights (IHR) in Oslo along with seven others. The lawyer claims that the total was 17 people. Esmaili had a heart attack before she was hanged when she saw the others die from the noose.
Her death certificate says “cardiac arrest “as cause of death. Lawyer Omid Moradi wrote in a Facebook post. “Zahra had already died, but yet they hung up her lifeless body.”
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