On April 22, the mullahs' antihuman regime hanged a young 21 year old man in public. It also sent eight prisoners to the gallows collectively in Gohardasht prison of Karaj. One of the executed was Mohsen Babai, 29 and a B.A. in accounting. He was married and was popular among other prisoners for his personality and humane behavior. A number of those executed had been previously taken to solitary cells and taken to the gallows several times. A number of political prisoners have gone on hunger strike to protest such brutal executions.
On April 20, another prisoner was hanged in Boroujerd prison after eight years in prison. Execution of three prisoners in Shiraz and Tabriz prisons on April 18, and execution of another inmate on April 16 in central prison of Bandar-Abbas are among other crimes of the regeime during recent days.
Recourse to the death penalty, especially mass executions, is taking place on the eve of elections in order to intensify the atmosphere of intimidation.
Iranian Resistance calls on the Iranian people, particularly the brave youth to protest against this medieval punishment and to express their solidarity with the families of the executed.
Any engagement of the international community with the mullahs' regime has to be conditioned upon improvement of human rights situation, especially stoppage of executions.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
April 22, 2017