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Iranian regime executes 4 in Karaj

Iranian regime executes four prisoners in Karaj (File photo)
Iranian regime executes four prisoners in Karaj (File photo)

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, October 3, 2019—Iranian authorities executed four prisoners in Gohardasht Prison, Karaj, on Wednesday. The names of the executed prisoners are Hassan Roshan, Mohammad Reza Ghanbari, Hamid Sheikhi and Mohsen.

According to previous reports, the prison’s authorities had transferred six prisoners to solitary confinement on Monday and Tuesday, a measure the regime takes before executing prisoners.

On Tuesday, the Iranian regime executed a prisoner in Sanandaj Prison. The prisoner, identified as Razgar Zandi, 24, had been in prison for four years.

In other news, an inmate in Mashhad prison died on Sunday after authorities prevented him from receiving medical care. Asghar Zamani, the prisoner, was suffering from sickle cell. Zamani, who was in critical health conditions as a result of an obstruction in medical care, passed away while in the restroom on Sunday night but was only discovered the next morning and his lifeless body was transferred to the prison’s medical center.

In the previous week, the regime executed 10 prisoners in different prisons across the country.

The sudden surge in executions and deteriorating conditions in prisons are happening while regime president Hassan Rouhani traveled to New York last week for the yearly United Nations General Assembly session, where he presented plans for peace in the region.

Human rights organizations have voiced concern about the rate of executions and human rights violations in Iran. During the tenure of Rouhani, who brands himself as a “moderate” figure, more than 3,800 people have been executed, including 95 women. The Iranian regime is the record holder of executions per capita. Iran also has the worst global record in the execution of juvenile offenders.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has called for a firm international policy toward the Iranian regime’s human rights dossier. Dignitaries from different countries have called on their governments to predicate any talks and negotiations with Tehran on the improvement of human rights conditions in Iran.

Also concerning is the regime’s execution of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988, an incident that has been described as a crime against humanity. At the time, the regime supreme leader Ruhollah Khomeini ordered the execution of all prisoners with any affiliations with the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The officials involved in what became known as the 1988 massacre are now occupying prominent positions of power in the regime.