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Iran: 16 Executions in a Week To Intimidate and Prevent Popular Uprisings

NCRI logoThe clerical regime has executed at least 16 prisoners in different cities of Iran within a week and between October 11 to 18.

On October 10, Esmail Ghassabi-Sini in Dastgerd Prison in Isfahan, Omid Sarani in Birjand Prison, Ebrahim Rakhshani in Ghayen Prison, Mohammad Latifi, 23, along with another prisoner in Dizelabad Prison in Kermanshah, also, Manouchehr Kazemi, after six years in Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj, and two other prisoners were hanged in Qom, one of whom was an Afghan national.

Furthermore, on October 14, the clerical regime executed four prisoners in Dastgerd prison in Isfahan named Hossein Shamsi, Ali Mokhtari, Hossein Amiri, and Yavar Dehzadeh. Also, on October 17, three more prisoners named Younes, Soheil Hojjatfar, 39, and Hamed Jafarzadeh, 41, in Zanjan prison, in addition to Musa Shahbakhsh in Zahedan prison, were hanged.

The growing pace of executions reveals the clerical regime’s fear of the people’s outrage and disgust of the evil system of Velayat-e-Faqih. By installing Ebrahim Raisi, the henchman of the 1988 massacre, and intensifying torture and executions, and creating an atmosphere of terror, Khamenei is trying in vain to prevent the rise of popular uprisings.

The Iranian Resistance once again urges the United Nations and all human rights organizations to take urgent action to stop the arbitrary and criminal executions in Iran. A regime that survives only through torture, execution, and murder, must be ousted from the international community. The case of the brutal violation of human rights in Iran must be referred to the UN Security Council, and its leaders brought to justice for four decades of crimes against humanity and genocide.

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

October 19, 2021