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Iran: The death penalty is an inhumane punishment for death row prisoners, their families and society as a whole

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"Whether guilty or not, the outcome of the death penalty is the same. In Iran, the death penalty is by hanging, and it takes from several agonising seconds to several harrowing minutes for death to occur and for everything to be over."

Every year several hundred people are executed by the Iranian authorities.
According to reports by Iran Human Rights (IHR) and other human rights groups, death row prisoners have often no access to a defence lawyer after their arrest and are sentenced to death following unfair trials and based on confessions extracted from them under torture. 
These are issues which have been addressed in IHR’s previous reports. The current report is based on first-hand accounts of several inmates held in Iran's prisons and their families. The report seeks to illustrate other aspects of how the death penalty affects the inmate, their families and, as a consequence, society.
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Iran: Mass Execution of 10 Prisoners and Mock Execution of 3 Others

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In a situation where the waves of nationwide uprising and the wave of social protests shake, the foundations of the mullahs' regime, and the Iranian people unanimously demand overthrown of this criminal and ominous system, Khamenei is trying to delay his doomed regime by intensifying killings and executions.

On Wednesday morning, February 14th, the regime's executioners hanged 10 prisoners collectively in a gruesome crime in Gohardasht Prison. 

The prisoners had been transferred to solitary confinement cells the day before awaiting their death sentence. 

One of the executed was an Afghan citizen.

The executioners laid 13 prisoners on the execution platform and put nooses around their neck. 

However, after observing the execution of 10 of their cell-mates, 3 of them were brought down and taken to their cells while they were not even able to talk after watching such a disturbing scene.

While expressing its deep disgust at this terrible crime and sympathizing with the executed families, the Iranian Resistance calls on the United Nations and all international human rights organizations to take immediate and effective action to stop executions in Iran. 

Trade with this savage regime should be conditional on the improvement of the human rights situation, and the leaders of this regime should face justice for crimes against humanity.

Iranian Resistance urges all people, especially the youth, to protest against the executions and support the families of the victims. 

These terrible crimes will not cure any problem for this falling regime, and it only adds to the anger of the people and their determination to overthrow this criminal system.

Source: NCRI, February 15, 2018


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