Ten more prisoners hanged in IranPublished by International Liberty on August 19, 2015
Another 10 prisoners, including at least two Afghan citizens, were hanged in southern Iran on Monday. International human rights institutions must call on governments to tie any new relation with the Iranian regime to an end to executions and inhumane punishments.
Six prisoners identified as Siamak Fadaii, 24; Zaher Amroddin, 24 (an Afghan citizen); Vazirahmad Amroddin, 22 (Afghan); Amir-Hossein Abdol-Khaleq, 22; Mansour Mehdizadeh, 68; and Gholam Fayezi, 28, were hanged in southern port of Bandar Abbas.
Another four prisoners accused of drug related charges, were hanged in Minab, 80 kilometers east of Bandar Abbas. They were identified as Saadat Shah Karam Zahi (Rigi), Issa Omar Zehi and two others identified only by their last names Shahnavazi and Jedgal.
The rate of executions in Iran has been increasingly since the nuclear deal with the West. Fearful of another popular uprising like in 2009, the regime is resorting to group executions to terrorise the population.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein in a recent statement called on Iran to stop the executions spree.
ILA calls on its supporters to write to the UN and other international human rights institutions to call on governments to put economic pressure on Iranian government to stop these barbarous executions and inhumane punishments like amputations of arms and limbs and eye gouging. Ties with Iran should be condotioned to an end to executions and torture.