Maryam Rajavi: The Iranian regime’s stepped up resort to mass executions is a desperate bid to curb social upheavals
International community called to censure criminal executions, reject Tehran’s religious fascist regime
The growing trend of mass executions since the beginning of July which has amounted to at least 57 executions so far is a desperate attempt by the clerical regime to counter the rising wave of public discontent and prevent the spread of popular upheavals by creating an atmosphere of fear and terror.
This was announced by the NCRI’s President-elect Maryam Rajavi. She called on the nation, particularly Iranian youths, to voice their protest against such arbitrary executions and express their support for and solidarity with the families of the victims.
Mrs. Rajavi emphasized the need for urgent international action to condemn such criminal killings, conditioning continuation of their relations with the regime on the end to the death penalty. She further called on the world community to reject the religious fascist regime ruling Iran.
Ten prisoners were executed in Gohardasht Prison, the Central Prison of Orumiyeh and Hamedan’s Prison on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Borzou Sheikhi, executed in Orumiyeh, was a professor at the University of Orumiyeh. He was hanged while still mentally insane.
On July 11, two prisoners were executed in the Prison of Semnan. The day before, on July 10, another two prisoners were executed in the Prison of Gorgan. Another man was executed in Mahabad.
On July 9, ten prisoners were executed in the Prison of Taybad in the northeastern Razavi Khorassan Province and another inmate was executed in the Prison of Arak, Central Province.
In another criminal undertaking last week, four prisoners were executed in the Central Prison of Orumiyeh and a 32-year-old man was hanged in the Central Prison of Rasht on July 8.
Twenty-six prisoners were executed from July 1 to 5, in the cities of Maragheh, Orumiyeh, Gohardasht of Karaj, Rasht, Qa’emshahr, Isfahan, Zahedan, Zanjan, Kerman, Semnan, and Torbat Heydarieh where the victims were hanged in public.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
July 12, 2017