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Iran: Political Prisoner Hanged in Zahedan Two Executed in Shiraz and Khorramabad

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On Monday, January 17, 2022, the clerical regime hanged a 33-year-old Baluch political prisoner, Abdolbaset Rigi, from Saravan, in Zahedan Prison after four years in prison on the charges of murder and “collaborating with anti-regime groups.” He was arrested by the IRGC intelligence Ministry division in Saravan in 2018 and subjected to brutal torture.

The clerical regime also hanged two prisoners in Khorramabad and Shiraz prisons on January 16 and 17, bringing to at least 33 people the number of prisoners executed during the past month.

The Iranian Resistance urges the United Nations Secretary-General and all relevant UN bodies and the European Union and its member states to take urgent action to save the lives of death row prisoners, especially political prisoners. The persecution of political prisoners has increased since the presidency of Ebrahim Raisi, the henchman of the 1988 massacre. It is, therefore, imperative to refer the clerical regime’s systematic human rights violations to the UN Security Council and bring the leaders of this regime, especially Khamenei, Raisi, and the Judiciary Chief Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Eje’i to justice.

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

January 19, 2022