"One is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted." -- Oscar Wilde

Friday, January 13, 2017

Iran: 21 Hangings in 2017 and 26 Prisoners Facing Imminent Execution

On January 11, the inhumane mullahs’ regime executed a prisoner in Urmia Prison, northwest Iran. The day before another prisoner was sent to the gallows in Maraghe Prison, northwest Iran. 

On January 8, two other prisoners were hanged in public on charges of theft in the town of Sarpol Zahab in Kermanshah Province, western Iran. 

Youths are being hanged in public at a time when senior regime officials, their family members and close friends are involved in the largest embezzlement cases of Iran’s history. 

One example amounted to nearly $3 billion, and those involved in such thefts and plundering of the Iranian people’s God-given riches remain safe and sound from any accountability.

At least 21 executions have been registered from January 1 to this day.

In the meantime during the past few days 22 prisoners in Central and Gohardasht prisons of Karaj have been transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions. 

Four inmates in Maraghe Prison are scheduled to be executed shortly. 

The Iranian Resistance calls for urgent action by international human rights organizations to save the lives of these 26 prisoners.

The Iranian Resistance calls on all people across Iran, especially the brave youth, to protest barbaric executions and rise to the support of the families of those executed, families of prisoners.

Source: NCRI, January 12, 2017

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