37 prisoners executed in just 3 days in Iran

37 prisoners executed in just 3 days in Iran

Published by on May 23, 2015

hanging-Iran-20150104-300According to reports from inside Iran the clerical regime in Iran has executed 37 prisoners across the country in just three days, between 19 to 21 May 2015.

Three prisoners were executed in public in the cities of Qouchan, Minab and Shiraz. The execution in Minab was carried out in the town’s football field in order to further intensify the atmosphere of fear among the youth. In Shiraz, the prisoner who was condemned to death received 111 lashes before execution.

On May 20 and 21 a further 24 prisoners were executed in group hangings in Ghezel Hessar and Gohardasht prisons in Karaj. Eight of  those who were hanged in the early morning hours of Thursday, 21 May, in Ghezel Hessar Prison were among the prisoners who had protested the wave of collective and secret executions in this prison on 17 August 2014.

Ten other prisoners were executed in Shiraz and Arak on May 19.

The objective of the regime of velayat-e faqih (Shia equivalent of a Caliph) that the Iranian people call ‘the Godfather of ISIS’, is to intensify the atmosphere of terror and fear in order to control social protests that have turned into a nightmare for the clerical 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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