31 executions in less than two weeksPublished by International Liberty on January 6, 2016
Sunday morning, January 3, the Iranian regime transferred 16 prisoners in Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr) Prison in the city of Karaj to solitary confinement in preparation for their execution. The Iranian Resistance calls on all international human rights bodies to save the lives of these prisoners who are about to be executed. While these prisoners are placed for imminent execution, from December 23 to January 4, thirty-one executions have been registered as follows:
On January 4, one prisoner was hanged in public in Goharbaran Boulevard of Sourak city in Miandoroud in Mazandaran Province while another prisoner was hanged in a prison in Noshahr.
On January 2, Mehdi Ranjkesh, a mentally-handicapped and physically-disabled prisoner was hanged in Khorramabad Prison and two prisoners were hanged in Mashhad’s Central Prison.
On December 26, three prisoners were hanged in Khorramabad in Barsilon Prison. Behrouz Amiri, a married man and father of three who had spent five years in prison, was among them.
Sixteen prisoners were hanged in two mass executions on December 22 and 24 in Qazvin Central Prison. Five prisoners hanged in prison in Kerman on December 24 and two prisoners, 28 and 30 years old, executed in Karaj in Ghezel-Hessar Prison were among other victims of ongoing crimes committed by the Iranian regime.
As the sham elections of its Assembly of Experts and parliament approaches, the religious fascism ruling Iran is unable to confront the loath and escalating popular protests in various cities and is exceedingly resorting to suppressive measures, in particular the cruel death punishment.