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Iran: Three Prisoners Hanged in Zahedan

Elias Qalandarzehi (left) and Hassan Dehvari
Elias Ghalandar-Zehi (left), Hassan Dehvari (right) and Omid Mahmoud-Zehi were hanged in Zahedan prison

Mrs. Rajavi: Successive executions of Baluch political prisoners are tantamount to the massacre of political prisoners and ongoing crimes against humanity

This morning, Sunday, January 3, 2021, the clerical regime hanged two political prisoners, Hassan Dehvari and Elias Ghalandar-Zehi, after being incarcerated for seven years in Zahedan prison. Simultaneously, another prisoner, named Omid Mahmoud-Zehi, imprisoned since 2015, was hanged in the same prison.

Dehvari and Ghalandar-Zehi had been arrested in April 2014 and sentenced to death in December 2016. The IRGC’s Quds Force-affiliated news agency, Tasnim, wrote today, “Hassan Dehvari and Elias Ghalandar-Zehi were executed for taking part in terrorist actions.”

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), strongly condemned these executions. She described the successive executions of Baluch political prisoners, after enduring years of incarceration, as being tantamount to the massacre of political prisoners and a crime against humanity. Mrs. Rajavi again urged the United Nations Security Council to take action in this regard.

On December 26, 2020, Abdolhamid Mir-Baluch-Zehi, another political prisoner sentenced to 15 years in prison, was hanged in Zahedan Prison following the intervention of the IRGC’s intelligence department in the city.

On January 1, three Sunni prisoners, Hamid Rastbala, Kabir Sa’adat Jahani, and Mohammad-Ali Arayesh, were hanged on the trumped-up charge of being outlaws in Vakil-Abad in Prison in Mashhad, northeast Iran.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
January 3, 2021