Execution of 5 prisoners in 3 days

Execution of 5 prisoners in 3 days

Published by on January 19, 2018

Iranian regime executed five prisoners 3 days, from 15 to 17 January 2018. Also a young man’s hand was amputated on 17 January in Mashhad Prison. He was accused of stealing sheep.

On Monday, 15 January 15, a 27-year-old prisoner was hanged in Babol prison. On 16 January two young men who were 19 and 20 at the time of their arrest, were executed in Mashhad and on 17 January two prisoners aged 30 and 33 were hanged in the Karaj Central Prison.

Another prisoner in Qom prison, 19 year old Abolfazl Chezani, who was arrested 4 years ago when he was 15, is also on the verge of execution.

The Iranian regime is scaling up execution in an attempt to intimidate the protestors. ILA calls on human rights activists and organisations to take up urgent action to stop this waive of executions in Iran.

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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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