IRAN: 7 prisoners hanged in Minab and Zahedan

IRAN: 7 prisoners hanged in Minab and Zahedan

Published by on December 3, 2015

execution-sceneThe Iranian regime’s judiciary in the southern province of Hormozgan hanged at least five prisoners.

The five prisoners were all sentenced to death allegedly for drug related offences, the judiciary said on Tuesday.

Another group of 2 prisoners were hanged on Monday in southeastern Iran in a prison in city of Zahedan.

The cycle of suppression, in particular group hangings, continues in Iran after the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly adopted of a resolution condemning rights violation on 19 November.

Amnesty International said in a statement last week: The rate of executions in Iran is deplorable which, if they continue at the current rate, could reach more than 1,000 this year. In case after case we hear allegations of torture, fundamentally flawed trials, all in breach of international law and standards.”


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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.

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