Iran - Human Rights: Three prisoners hanged in northern city of Rasht
- Published on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 11:24
NCRI - The Iranian regime's judiciary in a northern province has declared that three men were hanged on Saturday in the main prison in the city of Rasht.
The prisoners were who were all in their forties were identified by their initials as R.A., M.A., and A.Gh.
Two of the prisoners had been sentenced to death for drug smuggling.
In past two weeks some three dozen inmates have been executed in Iran including many in public.
Since Hassan Rouhani has assumed office as the president of the Iranian regime, there has been a rise in human rights violations in Iran. Some 800 have been executed in Iran during the past year.
Hundreds have been subjected to degrading and inhumane punishments such as flogging in public and being paraded in streets. In August a prisoner was lashed in public before being hanged.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, has recently renewed her calls for the Iranian regime’s human rights record to be referred to the United Nations Security Council and for international action to be taken to hold the regime leaders accountable for unjustified executions and other acts of political repression.