Spate of executions in Iran since the beginning of July, says Rajavi

People protest against executions and human rights violations in Iran on a square near the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague.


:: Mass executions have become the new reality and the growing trend in Iran under the regime led by the clerics. Since the beginning of July, there has been 57 executions so far, revealed Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran.

Rajavi stated that these executions are “a desperate attempt by the clerical regime to counter the rising wave of public discontent and prevent the spread of popular upheavals by creating an atmosphere of fear and terror.”

She called on the nation, particularly Iranian youths, to voice their protest against such arbitrary executions and express their support for and solidarity with the families of the victims.

International action urged

Rajavi emphasized the need for urgent international action to condemn such criminal killings, conditioning continuation of their relations with the regime on the end to the death penalty.

She further called on the world community to reject the religious fascist regime ruling Iran.

Ten prisoners were executed in Gohardasht prison, the central prison of Orumiyeh, and Hamedan’s prison on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Borzou Sheikhi, who was executed in Orumiyeh, was a professor at the University of Orumiyeh.

On July 11, two prisoners were executed in the prison of Semnan. The day before, on July 10, another two prisoners were executed in the prison of Gorgan. Another man was executed in Mahabad.

On July 9, 10 prisoners were executed in the prison of Taybad in the northeastern Razavi Khorassan Province, and another inmate was executed in the prison of Arak, Central Province.

In another criminal undertaking last week, four prisoners were executed in the Central Prison of Orumiyeh and a 32-year-old man was hanged in the Central Prison of Rasht on July 8.

Twenty-six prisoners were executed from July 1 to 5, in the cities of Maragheh, Orumiyeh, Gohardasht of Karaj, Rasht, Qa’emshahr, Isfahan, Zahedan, Zanjan, Kerman, Semnan, and Torbat Heydarieh where the victims were hanged in public.













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