Second group of 8 prisoners hanged in Iran in 3 days

Second group of 8 prisoners hanged in Iran in 3 days

Published by on December 27, 2015

Iran_QazvinIran’s fundamentalist regime on Thursday hanged a group of eight prisoners collectively in the central prison in Qazvin, northern Iran.

Among those executed was a 42-year-old Kurdish prisoner called Rahim Karim-Mokarram, according to local reports.

Another eight prisoners were hanged en masse on Tuesday, December 22, in Qazvin Prison.

On Wednesday, December 23, the mullahs’ regime hanged five people in a prison in Kerman, eastern Iran. Among the five were Yousef Rigi, from the south-eastern city of Zahedan, and two prisoners originally from Saravan, south-eastern Iran.

Also on Wednesday two people were hanged in the notorious Qezel-Hesar Prison in Karaj, north-west of Tehran. They had received drugs-related charges.

Following the December 17 adoption of the 62nd United Nations General Assembly resolution censuring human rights abuses in Iran.


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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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