Iranian regime hangs 18 people over the weekend

Iranian regime hangs 18 people over the weekend
Iranian regime hangs 18 people over the weekend

Iranian regime hanged 18 prisoners over the weekend, including two cases in public. A woman was among those hanged on Sunday.

Eleven prisoners were hanged en masse in Qezelhesar Prison in Karaj, northwest of Tehran, on Sunday.

Two men, identified only by their initials Q. J. and M. R., were hanged in public in Karaj on Sunday. The two men were hanged in a public square in the city’s Mehshahr District, the state-run Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday.

Another three men were hanged in prison in the city of Birjand, eastern Iran, on Sunday.

Two prisoners, whose names were not given but who were said to be 40 and 49 years old, were hanged on Saturday in Lakan Prison in Rasht, northern Iran, according to the state broadcaster IRIB which quoted Ahmad Siavosh-Pour, the provincial head of the judiciary.

Also it emerged over the weekend that five men were hanged on July 11 in the Central Prison of Arak, central Iran.

The mullahs’ regime hanged nine prisoners collectively on July 13 in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj.

More than 270 Members of the European Parliament signed a joint statement on Iran last month, calling on the European Union to “condition” its relations with Tehran to an improvement of human rights.

“Iran alone accounted for 82% of all executions recorded” in the Middle East and North Africa, the human rights group said, NCRI reported.

There have been more than 2,300 executions during Hassan Rouhani’s tenure as President.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the country in March announced that the number of executions in Iran in 2015 was greater than any year in the last 25 years. Rouhani has explicitly endorsed the executions as examples of “God’s commandments” and “laws of the parliament that belong to the people.

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