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Iran: 44 Executions In One Month, Simultaneous With Ebrahim Raisi And Mohseni-Eje’i Becoming President And Judiciary Chief

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Mrs. Maryam Rajavi: By intensifying executions and repression, Khamenei tries in vain to prevent the outbreak of widespread rage. The Khuzestan uprising and its spread to various cities showed that executions and repression had lost their effectiveness. UN and member states must take immediate action to save the lives of death row prisoners.

Terrified of the spread of popular uprisings and to terrorize and intimidate the public, the religious fascism ruling Iran has resorted to increasingly brutal and criminal executions as Ebrahim Raisi becomes the new president and another henchman, Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Eje’i, has been appointed as the Judiciary chief.

The number of registered executions from June 22 to July 23, 2021 (the month of Tir in the Persian Calendar) stood at 44. Forty-one of them were carried out after July 1, following Eje’i becoming the Judiciary Chief.

There were 14 executions in Isfahan Central Prison, seven in Urmia Central Prison, five in Mashhad Central Prison, four in Shiraz Central Prison, three in Zahedan Central Prison, two in each of Gohardasht, Central Rasht, and Maragheh prisons and an execution in central prisons of Zanjan, central Qom, central Mahabad and Jiroft prisons. These figures do not cover all executions, as many executions are carried out in complete secrecy.

Among those executed were Davoud and Bahauddin Qasemzadeh, two brothers hanged on July 4, 2021, despite international protests. Bahauddin was considered a child at the time of the alleged crime.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), said: By intensifying executions and repression, Khamenei tries in vain to prevent the outbreak of popular rage. The Khuzestan uprising and its spread to various cities showed that executions and repression had lost their effectiveness. She urged the United Nations and member states to condemn the criminal executions in Iran and take immediate action to save the lives of death row prisoners. She stressed that serious and systematic human rights violations in Iran should be referred to the UN Security Council and that the leaders of the regime should be brought to justice for four decades of crimes against humanity.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

July 24, 2021