7 Executions Today, 11 Executions in the Last 4 Days
Persistent Transfer of Death Row Inmates to Solitary Confinement
Protest Gathering by Families of Death Row Inmates in Tehran
Khamenei’s machinery of execution operates tirelessly, instilling terror and quashing any potential uprising. On Thursday, May 25, the regime’s henchmen hanged 7 prisoners. One prisoner was publicly executed in Maragheh, while Abdul Rasool Jamshidi and Qader Bakhsh Dahani met their tragic fate in Kerman. Similarly, Mehdi Salari and Mohammad Daraei in Jiroft, Ali Piri and Saeed Mohammadifar in Urmia and Sanandaj, were mercilessly hanged.
On Tuesday, May 23, Saeed Mohammadi, a fellow Kurd who endured 12 years of imprisonment in Kermanshah Central Prison, as well as a prisoner from Bandar Abbas Prison, and two individuals named Majid Jafari and Ali Tabib were executed in Isfahan’s Dastgerd Prison. In another act of criminality on the same day, the first branch of Iran’s regime’s Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of one of the uprising prisoners, Mohammad Qobadlo, for the alleged killing of a regime SSF (State Security Force) officer. Between April 21 and May 21, Khamenei’s executioners put at least 123 prisoners to death.
Milad Bahmanzadeh, a death row prisoner in Tabriz prison, suffered a fatal heart attack after being transferred to solitary confinement on Sunday, May 21.
On Wednesday, May 24, a group of families with loved ones facing execution rallied outside the Khamenei judiciary in Tehran, demanding a halt to the death sentences. On Sunday, May 21, prisoners in Hall 2 of Qezelhessar prison began a hunger strike to protest the ongoing executions.
Adding to the regime’s crimes, on Monday, May 22, Iman Hemmati, a 35-year-old from Khorramabad, was brutally killed by SSF criminal force in Tehran, sustaining blows from batons and a fatal gunshot to the head. Four other compatriots were injured by Khamenei’s agents.
The Iranian Resistance once again urgently appeals to the United Nations, its member states, and human rights defenders to take immediate action to save the lives of those currently facing execution. The barbaric and systematic human rights violations in Iran demand referral to the United Nations Security Council, and the regime’s leaders must be held accountable for their crimes.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
May 25, 2023