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To beat the clock on the expiration of its lethal injection drug supply, this past April, Arkansas tried to execute 8 men over 1 days. The stories told in frantic legal filings and clemency petitions revealed a deeply disturbing picture. Ledell Lee may have had an intellectual disability that rendered him constitutionally ineligible for the death penalty, but he had a spate of bad lawyers who failed to timely present evidence of this claim -…

Iran: Mass Execution of 11 Prisoners in Two Days in Mashhad, Rasht and Khorramabad

NCRI - The inhuman clerical regime in an inhuman crime hanged six prisoners at Vakil Abad Prison in Mashhad on November 6, 2016. 

On the same day, Ali Mozaffari, head of the 'Judiciary' in Khorasan Razavi province, described execution, massacre and suppression in line with "enhancing public safety" and threatened more strict actions, saying: "With any disorder, oppositional disorder, breaking public comfort ... he will deal decisively ". (State run Young Reporters Club – November 6)

On November 5, three prisoners in Rasht Central Prison and two prisoners in Khorramabad Parsilon Prison were hanged. 

Father of Aref Ali Nasab, 27, who was executed in Rasht prison, had pleaded for his stay of execution before his execution in a tape. 

Aref’s friends in Rasht Malavan football team also made a large banner calling for his execution to be canceled.

Iranian Resistance calls on all human rights organizations to take urgent action to deal with the trend of mass and arbitrary executions in Iran. 

The dossier of human rights in Iran should be referred to the UN Security Council, and deals with this regime must be made contingent upon a halt to executions.


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