Seven more hanged, 2 in public, in IranPublished by International Liberty on August 22, 2015
Seven more prisoners were hanged this week in Iran raising further alarms to the rapid rise of execution spree by the regime. Two of the victims were hanged in public.
According to reports from Iran five prisoners were hanged at dawn on Wednesday in the notorious Gohardasht Prison, north-west of Tehran. Another two men were hanged in public on Tuesday in the city of Zanjan (north-west Iran).
The sharp increase in the number of executions in Iran has been criticised by UN observers, UH Human Rights chief, and Amnesty International. Yet western governments are refusing to hold Iran accountable for its abysmal human rights violations in order not to be left behind in the Gold Rush in the aftermath of the nuclear deal that has opened prospects of huge investments in Iran’s oil and gas industry and other financial opportunities.
Linking any dealing with Iran to its human rights record is the right ethical policy to be pursued.