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Iran: Group hanging of 5 prisoners

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

Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran, June 27, 2019 - Authorities of Iran’s regime hanged five prisoners at dawn on Wednesday in Gohardasht Prison, northwest of the capital Tehran.

The prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement on Monday and Tuesday to be mass executed on Wednesday. The names of four of those hanged have been published as Majid Hassanzadeh, Hanif Motahari-Nejad, Gorban-Mohammad Suleimani, and a woman identified as Hoda Burbur.

Gorban-Mohammad Suleimani was 50 years old and had spent 10 years in prison.

Iran has the world’s highest number of executions per capita. UN human rights bodies have condemned the Iranian regime on 65 occasions for its gross human rights violations.

The reason for those condemnations is the violation of basic human rights (especially of minorities), executions, brutal punishments such as amputation and flogging, and degrading behavior with prisoners.

 

 

 

These brutal methods started from the days of the regime's coming to power.

Khomeini, 24 August 1979 stressed, "We suppress [the MEK]."

The regime has invented more than 70 methods of torture, including severing hands and feet, gouging eyes, pressing prisoners’ heads with vise, and rape (especially against women).

Ayatollah Montazeri, Khomeini's heir apparent said on October 9, 1986: “Do you know many were killed under torture by interrogators? Do you know many prisoners were blinded, deafened, paralyzed or suffer chronic pains due to severe torture?”

The regime created cage-like cells, where prisoners were kept for as long as 7 months.

The regime executed 120,000 political prisoners, including even 13-year-old teenagers

Ayatollah Montazeri: “Execution of 13- or 14-year-old girls is horrifying.”

Mollahassani, Khomeini's representative in Urmia, said on December 23, 2000: “[Khomeini] said: If the prisoners are even one million, I will order to open fire on them and massacre them in one night."

Under Khomeini's orders, prison guard extracted prisoners' blood before executing them.

In 1988, Khomeini ordered, "Those who insist on their views in support of the MEK are enemies of God and are condemned to death."

Subsequently, the regime executed more than 30,000 prisoners were in less than two months.

The unbelievable scale of executions and brutal tortures in Kahrizak prison in 2009 and arrest of more than 7,000 individuals during the 2017-2018 uprisings (reported by Amnesty Intl) manifest the continuation of these crimes after 40 years.

These crimes will continue until the day of the regime is overthrown. Because it cannot survive without violating human rights.

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