Iran: Execution of 11 prisoners simultaneous with teachers’ protests in Tehran
NCRI - On Wednesday, July 22, the inhuman regime of Iran collectively hanged 10 prisoners in a criminal act in Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr) Prison of Karaj. Another prisoner was hanged on the same day in Esfahan Prison. These atrocities were committed concurrent with the protest gathering of educators who were demanding freedom for imprisoned teachers and their trampled rights.
Faced with escalating popular discontent and unable to see to the rightful demands of the majority of the Iranian people who are living under the poverty line, the religious fascism ruling Iran, dubbed the godfather of ISIS by the Iranian people, is constantly ramping up suppression.
In its statement on July 23, Amnesty International referred to the shocking 700 executions in just six months and wrote: “Iran’s staggering execution toll for the first half of this year paints a sinister picture of the machinery of state carrying out premeditated judicially-sanctioned killing on a mass scale.”
The Iranian Resistance calls on the Iranian people, especially the courageous youth, to stage protests against the catastrophic situation of human rights in Iran and to support the families of victims of executions and suppression. It also urges the international community to adopt a firm policy vis-à-vis the Iranian regime.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
July 23, 2015