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Monday, July 27, 2015

2 Baluchi men hanged in southern Iran prison

Public execution in Iran
2 Iranian men were hanged on Sunday in the main prison in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran.

The 2 men, originally from Iran's Sistan-va-Baluchestan Province, south-eastern Iran, had been imprisoned in Bandar Abbas for the past 2 years.

Their hanging followed the execution on Saturday of 3 men in a prison in the city of Ilam, western Iran.

The 3 men, only identified by their initials A.K., R.E. and N.S., were hanged in the central prison of Ilam, the regime's judiciary in Ilam Province said on Saturday.

On Wednesday (July 22), in a criminal act, the inhuman regime collectively hanged 10 prisoners in Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr) Prison in Karaj, west of Tehran. Another prisoner was hanged on the same day in Esfahan Prison, central Iran.

These atrocities were committed simultaneous with a major protest by Iranian teachers last week outside the regime's Majlis (Parliament) demanding freedom for their imprisoned colleagues and their basic rights.

Faced with escalating popular discontent and unable to respond to the rightful demands of the majority of the Iranian people who are living under the poverty line, the religious fascism ruling Iran - dubbed the 'godfather of ISIS' by the Iranian people - is ramping up suppression.

On Thursday, Amnesty International said that the Iranian regime has executed an astonishing 694 people between January 1 and July 15, 2015.

"Iran's staggering execution toll for the 1st half of this year paints a sinister picture of the machinery of state carrying out premeditated judicially-sanctioned killing on a mass scale," it said.

Since mullah Hasssan Rouhani took office as President, more than 1,800 prisoners have been executed in Iran.

Turning a blind eye by the international community, especially the European Union and the United States, regarding the catastrophic human rights situation in Iran emboldens the mullahs' regime to step up suppression and slaughter the Iranian people. Any relations with the Iranian regime must be contingent upon an improvement of the situation of human rights in Iran, including the release of all political prisoners.

Source: NCRI, July 27, 2015

Another 2 hanged in Iran, 10 more on death row

2 more prisoners were hanged Monday morning in Iran's notorious Qezelhesar Prison in the city of Karaj, west of Tehran.

The 2 prisoners were identified as Saeid Ganji and Firouz Nouri-Majd.

Ganji, Nouri-Majd and at least 1 other prisoner in Qezelhesar Prison were transferred to solitary confinement on Sunday in preparation for their execution, and their relatives were contacted to meet with them in the prison for a final time.

There are reports that the number of prisoners awaiting imminent execution in the jail could in fact be higher.

Another 10 death-row prisoners in Iran have been transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their execution.

9 prisoners, being held in a detention center in Karaj, west of Tehran, were transferred to solitary confinement on Saturday in preparation for their execution. On Sunday, their relatives were told to come to the jail to meet for a final time with their loved ones.

The 9 prisoners were identified as Omid Mohammadi-Dara, Mostafa Ghafarzadeh, Omidreza Karampour, Shahriar Hassan-Zadeh, Hossein Afghan, Yareh Hassan-Zadeh, Sasan Salari, Meysam Hosseini-Nejad, and Amanollah Baluch-Zehi.

At least 18 prisoners have been executed in Iran in the past 6 days.

Source: NCRI, July 27, 2015

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