|Mass Execution Of More Than 30 Prisoners In Just A Couple Of Days in Iran|
Iran carried out mass execution of Sunni Kurds, not even allowing many families a chance to say goodbye
Reports circulating show that Iran has carried out behind closed doors, a mass execution of Sunni Kurds at the infamous Gohardasht Prison, located just west of Tehran. Reports indicate that up to 33 Kurds have been executed. The National Council of Resistance of Iran has carried out the reports of executions obtaining from the families of the victims.
Iranian regime authorities contacted families to let them say their final goodbye, but apparently carried out the mass execution ahead of the scheduled time. Many families were told that they were too late, that their loved ones had already been hanged, and that they needed to collect the bodies.
Iranian dissidents speak out
Maryam Rajavi, a leading Iranian dissident and president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) called the acts “an appalling crime against humanity."
“This inhuman crime took place simultaneous with the anniversary of the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran," stated Mohammad Mohaddessin, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of NCRI. "The mullahs' regime is facing absolute social isolation and widespread abhorrence by the people and thus is resorting to increased executions to create a climate of fear and to prevent the possibility of a nationwide uprising." He said that more than 2500 people have been executed under Hassan Rouhani, "who falsely claimed to seek moderation.”
Rouhani not as reform-minded as he pretends to be
In Iran, women make up approximately 60% of university graduates, but only about 12% of them are actively employed. With the hijab still a required attire, and numerous other repressive laws in place, however, Iran's actual commitment to reform is bogus.
In Iran, executions have continued to steadily climb. Iran trails only China, a country more than ten times its size, when it comes to executions.
Iran's executions have already been decried by numerous international non-profits. Many of those executed are dissidents. Drug related offenders in Iran face the ultimate destiny, the noose.
As of April, Amnesty International had reported a 31% increase in the number of executions carried out. According to the organization, 58 of the executions were carried out in public. Further 16 women and four juveniles had been executed.
The actual trial system and legal environment in Iran are also highly suspicious. Many prisoners have reported that they have been tortured and forced into signing false confessions. With the court system heavily influenced by the ruling regime, it's doubtful that many Iranians ever receive a fair trial.
Source: extracted from Blasting News, 5 Aug 2016