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Iran: Execution of Eight Prisoners in Bandar Abbas, Minab, Khorram Abad Protests Against Cruel Death Sentences


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The Khamenei regime executed eight more prisoners in various prisons across Iran, namely Bandar Abbas, Minab, Khorram Abad, and Rasht.

This morning, May 15, five prisoners, including Jalal Rigi, Abdurrahman Musa Zehi, and Mehran Aminifar, were executed in Bandar Abbas and Minab prisons. Mohammad Paydar and Peyman Akbari Birgani were hanged in Khorram Abad prison, and one prisoner was hanged in Lakan prison in Rasht. These executions have resulted in an alarming increase in the number of recorded executions in less than a month, reaching a minimum of 90 prisoners. The actual number of executions is higher than reported.

In Tehran, families of prisoners facing death sentences staged a protest rally outside the regime’s judiciary on Keshavarz Street, demanding an end to the cruel punishment for their loved ones. Similar protests took place in Bandar Abbas, where the families held placards reading “No to execution” and “Don’t execute my father.”

On the evening of Sunday, May 14, a significant number of people in Isfahan gathered outside Dastgerd prison to protest against the execution of three prisoners who were arrested during the uprising, Majid Kazemi, Saeed Yaqoubi, and Saleh Mirhashmi. Despite the repressive forces’ attempts to disperse the crowd with tear gas and gunfire, the protesters remained undeterred, chanting slogans such as “Death to Khamenei” and “This is the last message, if you execute there will be an uprising.”

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), said that in recent days, Khamenei’s machinery of death has claimed the lives of even more individuals in the prisons of Bandar Abbas, Khorramabad, and Lakan of Rasht. She commended the courageous families who have fearlessly protested these heinous executions outside the Judiciary’s building in Tehran, as well as in Bandar Abbas. Saluting the brave people of Isfahan who showed their disgust and anger at the execution of the youth, she added that they reflect the determination of the Iranian nation to eradicate the evil regime of the mullahs and torture and execution. In order to save the lives of the prisoners, there should be protests and persistence everywhere.

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


May 15, 2023