115 executions in two weeks across Iran

115 executions in two weeks across Iran

Published by on April 27, 2015

Execution-ropes-200The murderous mullahs have sharply increased executions to terrorise the population
The wave of executions across Iran is continuing unabated. The anti-human regime sent another 30 prisoners to the gallows between 22 to 26 April.

On 22 April nine prisoners were collectively hanged in Vakil Abad prison in Shiraz. Sixteen other prisoners were executed in Bandar Abbas, Kerman and Jiroft on 23 April. Further executions on 25 and 26 April in Rasht, Zanjan and Abhar brought the execution toll of the week to over 30, hence the number of executions in Iran in the two weeks between 13 to 26 April reached 115.

Of course the real number of executed prisoner is much highter than this. According to reports from inside the country, a large number of prisoners have been executed secretly in Arak in recent weeks.

Iran rulers, surrounded by growing political, social and economic crises, and worried about the consequences of the nuclear negotiations, have resorted to increased executions and torture to create an atmosphere of fear. The silence and inaction of the international community against the brutal and systematic violation of human rights in Iran has emboldened the regime.

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Dear Secretary General of United Nations,

The number of executions is rising in Iran, journalists are being detained for doing their job and activists face cruel and degrading punishments, long prison terms and even execution. According to the most recent reports by Amnesty International and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, “Iran’s judiciary continues to sentence child offenders to death, and carry out their execution by hanging”. Also, on August 9th, 2016 the son of late Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, Khomeini’s designated successor in 1988, published a shocking audio tape of his father’s meeting with the “Death Commission” which summarily and extra-judicially executed tens of thousands of political prisoners held in jails across Iran. The massacre was carried out on the basis of a fatwa by the regime’s then-Supreme Leader Khomeini.

We, the undersigned, hereby urge you to take up this issue and raise it in the General Assembly in order to;

1. Put pressure on Iran to immediately halt the executions and abolish death penalty in Iran.
2. Call on all Western governments to make any improvement in economic relations with Iran contingent on its human rights record.
3. Demand in its resolution on human rights violations in Iran, to bring the perpetrators of 1988 massacre (one of the worst atrocities the post-war world has ever seen – Geoffrey Robertson-QC) to justice before an international tribunal.

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