Another 5 prisoners hanged together in Iran prisonPublished by International Liberty on September 3, 2015
Iran hanged five prisoners in the Central Prison of Karaj, north-west of Tehran yesterday, Wednesday 2 September. The prisoners were between the ages of 28 and 30.
Four of them were identified as Mostafa Akhundzadeh, Hossein Jalali, Majid Rezai, and Hamid Farji. The fifth prisoner was not identified.
On Tuesday too, the brutal regime hanged four prisoners in the north-western city of Tabriz and the western city of Sanandaj. Another prisoner was hanged in public in the southern city of Bandar Abbas on Monday.
The rise in executions in Iran has been attributed to the softening relations with the west. Incapable to meet the legitimate demands of the people and fearful of another uprising like the ones in 2009, the regime is resorting to executions to silence the people. Hassan Rouhani, the so called ‘moderate’ president of Iran endorsed the executions in a public sermon in 2014 as ‘sanctioned by the parliament and/or God’.