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Iran: 7 prisoners secretly hanged in Shiraz

"Between the 9th and the 26th of April 2015 as many as 98 prisoners are reported to have been executed at an average of six per day."
"Between the 9th and the 26th of April 2015 as many as 98 prisoners
are reported to have been executed at an average of six per day."
In a prison in the southern city of Shiraz, Iranian regime’s henchmen secretly hanged seven prisoners on Sunday and Tuesday. The executions took place in Adelabad Prison of Shiraz in two groups of three and four prisoners. The identity of none of the prisoners is known and no source or official of the Iranian regime has announced the executions.

In the past several days, several executions have been carried out in a number of cities, including Qazvin where one man was executed and in the central prison of Mashhad where a young man was hanged. Moreover, six inmates were hanged in the Orumiyeh prison on May 6.

To confront mounting protests by the Iranian people, the Iranian regime has resorted to executing people on illusionary pretexts in order to create terror and horror.

Under the rule of mullahs, Iran is the foremost country in the number of executions per capita.

In many cases executions have gone unreported by official sources and the names of those being executed have not been disclosed to the public.

Since Hassan Rouhani has become the president, the number of executions has continuously escalated which has drawn condemnations from international agencies.

UN human rights experts condemned the recent surge in executions in Iran, the majority of which are unreported.

Last week, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Situation in Iran, and Christof Heyns, the UN Special Rapporteur on Summary or Arbitrary Executions, condemned the drastic increase in executions since the past few weeks.

“When the Iranian government refuses to even acknowledge the full extent of executions which have occurred, it shows a callous disregard for both human dignity and international human rights law,” Mr. Shaheed stressed.

Between the 9th and the 26th of April as many as 98 prisoners are reported to have been executed at an average of six per day.

“We are alarmed by the recent surge in the number of executions, which has occurred despite serious questions about fair trial standards,” Mr. Heyns noted.

Source: NCRI, May 14, 2015

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