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Iran’s regime executes three inmates in Mashhad, Yasuj and Urmia

Iran’s regime has the world’s highest number of executions per capita
Iran’s regime has the world’s highest number of executions per capita

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, August 17, 2020—Two inmates in the prisons of Mashhad and Yasuj, in northeast and south-central Iran, respectively, were executed on Sunday, April 16, by the mullahs’ so-called judiciary, reports indicate. Another inmate in the city of Urmia, northwest Iran, was transferred to solitary confinement on Sunday, according to human rights groups, and executed early Monday morning.

According to these same reports, the executed inmates of Mashhad and Yasuj had been held behind bars two and three years, respectively.

Another inmate by the name of Arsalan Yasini, imprisoned in Urmia for the past ten years, was hanged in the early hours of Monday, August 17. At the time of his arrest, 12 years ago, he was only 17 years old.

Iran has the highest executions per capita in the world and continues to execute minor offenders.

The Iranian regime’s so-called courts are notorious for their lack of due process and offenders are regularly coerced into making confessions against themselves.

From 2014 to the end of 2017, the mullahs’ regime executed at least 25 people for crimes committed when they were minors, according to Amnesty International and other human rights groups. In 2018 alone, the regime executed seven people for crimes they allegedly committed while under the age of 18.

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The Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) issued a call on Saturday asking international human rights organizations to take action and save the life of political prisoner Abbas Mohammadi, and to have his death sentenced revoked.

 

 

Mohammadi and four other protesters, all born in the 1990s, have been sentenced to two counts of executions on bogus charges of “enmity against God” and “violating others’ rights.” They have been under intense interrogation and torture by authorities in order to obtain confessions to crimes they did not commit.