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Iran: Execution of eight prisoners during the uprising in order to intensify the atmosphere of intimidation

Eight executions in Iran amid widespread protest aimed at intimidation
Eight executions in Iran amid widespread protest aimed at intimidation

Simultaneous with the nationwide uprising of the Iranian people and in order to intimidate the people, the mullahs’ regime’s executioners executed eight young prisoners in various cities in the period of January 1 to January 11.
On Thursday, January 11, two prisoners were executed publicly in Salmas and Qazvin. The prisoner executed in Salmas suffered from mental illness. The young man executed in Qazvin Prison was on death row for eight years.
On January 8, two prisoners were executed in Sari and on January 4; two other prisoners were executed in Gohardasht, Karaj. Amir Hossein Pour Jafar, one of the executed, was 16 years old at the time of committing alleged crime. On January 2, a prisoner was executed in Dizelabad prison in Kermanshah, and the day before, a 22-year-old youth was executed in Mashhad Central Prison.
These executions are taking place while 8,000 young people are arrested during the first two weeks of the uprising of the Iranian people and are in grave conditions. The response of the Iranian people, especially the brave Iranian youth, to this brutality is the continuation of the uprising until the eradication of the corrupt and oppressive regime of the mullahs. The Iranian Resistance urges all international human rights organizations to adopt immediate and effective steps to counter the systematic and brutal violations of human rights in Iran.

 

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
January 13, 2018

 

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