Reported by PMOI / MEK
Iran, Dec. 7, 2018 - On Thursday, the Iranian regime executed 12 prisoners in Kerman. The identities of four of the victims are known to be Abdulghani Ghalandarzehi, Yagub Ghalandarzehi, Jalil Khodabakhsh, Yusef Jalaledin, all from the Baluchi minority ethnicity.
Less than two weeks ago, on November 21, the Iranian regime brutally executed three prisoners in a public hanging in Shiraz. The prisoners were put to death under charges of moharebeh (waging war against god), an ambiguous criminal charge made up by the ruling mullahs mostly to suppress and execute dissidents.
On November 14, the Iranian regime hanged 10 prisoners in Gohardasht prison, Karaj.
On November 30, the Iranian resistance called on international human rights organizations and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Iran and the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions to condemn the brutal executions of Iranian prisoners and take immediate action to help abolish executions in Iran.
Earlier, the UN General Assembly’s Third Commission condemned the Iranian regime’s abysmal human rights record for the 65th time. The UNGA raised concern over the “alarmingly high frequency” of the use of the death penalty including against minors, “the widespread and systematic use of arbitrary detention,” poor prison conditions “deliberately denying prisoners access to adequate medical treatment,” and “cases of suspicious deaths in custody.”
The Iranian regime has one of the worst human rights records in the world. Year after year, it holds the record of the number of executions per capita. The Iranian regime is also a record executioner of juvenile offenders in the world. Arab, Baluch and Kurd minorities are regularly suppressed by the Iranian regime’s intelligence and security apparatus. In September, the Iranian regime executed three Kurdish political prisoners despite widespread international calls to revoke the death sentences. The regime is also particularly violent against women and religious minorities including Sunni Muslims and Jews.