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Three executed in Zahedan, southeast Iran

Executions are on the rise in Iran
Executions are on the rise in Iran

Analysis by PMOI/MEK


Iran, Aug. 16, 2019 - Iranian regime authorities executed three inmates of Zahedan Prison, southeast Iran, in the early morning hours of Thursday, August 15. The names of these three prisoners are Olia Nourzehi, 24, Iman Saravani, 28, and Gol Ahmad Azarnegar.

The inhumane mullahs’ regime has sent five prisoners to the gallows in the prisons of Babol, Mashhad, Qom, and Khodabandeh in Zanjan Province.

The mullahs' regime in Iran has the world’s highest number of executions per capita, according to human rights organizations.

UN human rights bodies have condemned the Iranian regime on 65 occasions.

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 early days the regime came to power.

Khomeini, 24 August 1979 stressed, "We suppress [the MEK]," referring to the Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/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 small cage-like cells, where prisoners were kept for as long as 7 months.

The regime executed 120,000 political prisoners, some as young as 13 years old

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

Mollahassani, Khomeini's representative in Urmia, said on December 23, 2000: “[Khomeini] said: If there are even one million prisoners, 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 beliefs in support of the MEK are enemies of God and are condemned to death."

Subsequently, the regime executed more than 30,000 prisoners in less than two months in what became known as the summer of 1988 massacre.

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.