With the Surge in Executions, Clerical Regime’s Crimes Must Be Referred to the UN Security Council
Terrified of protests and uprisings, the clerical regime has accelerated executions to instill an atmosphere of terror. Twelve prisoners were hanged on Wednesday and Thursday, six each day, bringing to at least 45 the number of executions recorded in the past 30 days (the 10th month in the Persian calendar).
On Thursday, January 20, 2022, Idris Gomshadzehi, a Baluch citizen, was executed in Zahedan Prison; Parviz Akbari-Rad, Jamaluddin Gorgich, and Dadshah Sarani were hanged in Zabul Prison; Ali Yazdani and Eshaq Mohammad Amin (an Afghan national) were hanged in Rasht and Isfahan prisons, respectively.
On Wednesday, January 19, in an unprecedented act of barbarity, Juma Mohammadi from Izeh, was executed after 20 years in prison. A large crowd attended his funeral in Izeh and expressed revulsion toward the regime by firing bird shots. The same day, five other prisoners, Eqbal Mostofi and Houshang Khanmohammadi were executed in Khorramabad, and Hamed Manouchehri, Sobhan Shohani, and Mohammad Karimnejad were hanged in Ilam.
The Iranian Resistance once again urges the United Nations, the European Union, and its member states to take urgent action to save the lives of death row prisoners. Dealing with a regime that survives only through executions and massacres violates all human rights standards and principles on which the United Nations and the European Union are founded. The clerical regime’s criminal record must be referred to the UN Security Council, and its leaders, especially Khamenei, Raisi, and the Judiciary Chief Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje’i must be brought to justice for four decades of crimes against humanity and genocide.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
January 22, 2022