Iran executes Jewish woman

An Israel-born Jewish woman of Iranian descent and her Armenian Christian husband were executed in Iran over two months ago, an Iranian human rights group reported last Thursday.

 The Human Rights Activists News Agency claimed Adiva Mirza Soleyman Kalimia and her husband Varjan Petrosian were hung on March 14 at Evin Prison, known for its political prisoners’ wing, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.



The human rights group quoted the  court’s confirmation of the executions. Two other men and one woman who remained unidentified were also executed along with the couple.



Relatives of the woman said they do not know why she was killed.



Soleyman Kalimia was born in Jerusalem in 1956 to a Jewish family of Iranian descent. At one point she moved to Miami and eventually received US citizenship. According to her family, she had two passports: American and European. Her son lives in Europe.


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