05 Mar 2013

Iran: Eighty-two executions in less than two weeks in nineteen cities

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Iran: Eighty-two executions in less than two weeks in nineteen cities

In an unprecedented record of savagery and crime, the religious fascism ruling Iran executed eighty-two prisoners in country’s prisons or in public hangings in the thirteen-day time span of February 19 thru March 3. This is while information on many executions never leaks out of prisons:
In Gohardasht and Ghezel Hessar prisons 20 prisoners in two mass executions, eight prisoners in Adelabad Prison in Shiraz (February 19), mass execution of eight prisoners in Khorramabad, nine prisoners in Kerman (February 19 and 22), five prisoners in Kermanshah, Arak, Ahwaz (February 20), five prisoners in Mashhad , three prisoners in Yazd (including two brothers with three more of their brothers awaiting execution), four prisoners in Rasht, three prisoners in Ghazvin another in Behbahan and two prisoners in Oroumiyeh (February 22 thru 26), two prisoners in Sari (February 27 and March 1), two prisoners in cities of Mashhad and Kashan (February 27), nine prisoners in Gachsaran and Nahbandan in Southern Korassan Province (four prisoners each) and one in Semnan Prison (February 28), and two prisoners in Miyaneh (March 3) are among the executions in recent days.

Maryam Rajavi described the savage and unabated trend of arbitrary executions as testimony to mullahs’ regime feebleness and distress and its fear of heightening popular uprisings, especially on the eve of the festival of fire. She added that mass executions in recent days upon Khamenei’s order are organized crimes that are carried out to blockade political breathing of Iranian community. The court orders for these executions under any excuse are illegitimate and unjust. The Velayat-e faqih’s criminal and corrupt judiciary has no legitimacy and competency.
President-elect of the Iranian Resistance called on all fellow citizens to mass protests against these executions and to express their support and solidarity with the families of those sentenced to execution to prevent massacre of their loved ones by the regime.
She said, “Ruling mullahs are benefitting from UN silence, appeasement approach of western governments, particularly from U.S. repeated requests for a direct negotiation, to intensify these murders. Instead of such shameful positions, UN and western counties should refer Iran’s human rights violation dossier to the Security Council and prosecute Khamenei for committing crime against humanity repeatedly.
She added that in such conditions, dealing with and appeasing this regime is in contravention of the most fundamental of human values and a participation in the execution, torture, massacre and oppression of the Iranian people.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
March 5, 2013

Maryam Rajavi

President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

The President-elect of the NCRI for the period to transfer sovereignty to the people of Iran

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