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Iran: 52 executions in first two weeks of January

The religious fascism ruling Iran increases hangings concurrent with the implementation of the nuclear deal on the verge of sham elections

The antihuman Iranian regime that closed its infamous dossier for 2015 with over one thousand executions has begun the New Year by ramping up executions throughout the country such that in just the first two weeks of this year 52 executions have been registered. The forced retreat from the nuclear bomb and the implementation of the nuclear deal with the P5+1, the upcoming elections for the Assembly of Experts and the parliament, and the intensification of the power struggle within regime’s factions have tightened the noose around the regime’s neck.

To confront these crises, the Iranian regime is planning to increase its death sentences and climate of terror in the society to thwart the expansion of popular protests and the explosion of popular wrath. Since the beginning of January to this day, the clerical regime has executed 52 prisoners, including one woman, in various cities. Four of the prisoners have been hanged in public and most prisoners were executed in groups.

On January 16, four prisoners were hanged in Rasht’s central prison and on January 14 one prisoner was hanged in Yazd’s central prison.

On the previous day, there was a group hanging of six prisoners in Urmia prison and one prisoner was executed in Shiraz prison.

On January 12, four prisoners were collectively hanged in Karaj’s Central Prison and another prisoner was executed in Zanjan.

On January 11, three prisoners were hanged in Sari prison and one was hanged in Mashhad prison.

On January 9 and 10, two prisoners were hanged in Rasht’s central prison, three were executed in Larestan (Fars Province), and one prisoner was hanged in Khorramabad prison.

On January 7, two young men were hanged in public in Shabestar and Khoy, three prisoners were sent to the gallows in Ardabil’s central prison, and one prisoner was executed in Hamadan’s central prison.

On January 6 there were 13 executions; five prisoners in Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr) Prison, three in Karaj Central Prison, and five prisoners, including a woman, in Tabriz central prison.

From January 2 to 5, five prisoners were executed in prisons in Noshahr, Khorramabad and Urmia and one prisoner was hanged in public in the town of Sourak Miandoroud in Mazandaran Province.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
January 16, 2016