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Iran: Four Hanged in Public

4 men were hanged in public on the Island of Qeshm, on Wednesday November 23, 2016.
Medieval and barbaric: Four men were hanged in public on the Island of
Qeshm, Iran, on Wednesday November 23, 2016. Photo: Iran Human Rights
Iranian Regime’s Member of Parliament: 5,000 young people of 20 to 30 years old in Iran’s prisons are on death row

The religious fascism ruling Iran, in order to intensify the atmosphere of intimidation and to prevent popular uprising, has resorted to public hangings, and everyday shows horrendous scenes of hanging bodies from the cranes in public.

On Wednesday November 23, the mullahs' henchmen publicly hanged four young people collectively in the Qeshm Island in Hormozgan province.

Hassan Norouzi, a member of the regime’s Parliament in a shocking confession said: “5,000 people aged 20 to 30 years old are on death row. Most of them are first-time drug offenders" (Mehr state run news agency – November 23).

Youssefian, another member of parliament said: “We have executed so many, we execute every day. ... Rajaeeshahr 30, another place 20, another place 10, what was the result? In 1990 when I was the prosecutor in Mazandaran province, a report came from the office of education that when you execute one person, 20 to 30 other students don’t come to school… a lady said in the court … in Iran a whole family is executed, it is not the individual who gets executed.” (Farhag state-run radio November 23).

Any relationship with this medieval regime, which maintains power only through torture and execution, must be contingent upon a halt to executions. Ignoring the appalling record of human rights violations by the clerical regime under any pretext further emboldens Iran's ruling criminals.

Source: Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, November 23, 2016

Iran: Four hanged in public


Four young men were hanged in public on the Island of Qeshm, Iran, on Wednesday November 23, 2016. Photo: Iran Human Rights
IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS (NOV 23, 2016): Four men were publicly hanged in the Persian Gulf Island of Qeshm, on Wednesday November 23, according to the local "qeshmeazad" news website. 

The four prisoners were convicted of raping a girl in 2014 said the report.

The pictures published on this website show hundreds of people watching the public hanging in a beach area. 

None of the prisoners were identified by name.

Source: Iran Human Rights, November 23, 2016

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