The Iranian regime executed two Kurdish political prisoners on July 14 and intends to execute three young men detained during the nationwide Iran protests in November. On Wednesday, the mullahs’ regime executed another man for simply drinking alcohol. Despite the ongoing condemnation of its human rights violations, the regime has increased its oppressive measures. The question is why?
The hashtag #اعدام_نکنید (stop execution) on social media has become top trending across the world, with people calling for the immediate release of three detained protesters. Political prisoners Amir Hossein Moradi, 26, Saeed Tamjidi, 28, and Mohammad Rajabi, 26, were sentenced to death for participating in nationwide Iran protests in November. They were arrested, tortured, and forced by the regime to make televised confessions.
The two Kurdish political prisoners who were executed on Tuesday were identified as Diako Rasoulzadeh and Saber Sheikh Abdollah. They were sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court in Mahabad on the bogus charge of “Moharebeh,” or enmity against God. In addition, Reza Askari, a retired employee of the Ministry of Defense has been executed.
In recent weeks the regime’s Judiciary has issued lengthy prison sentences for supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and arrested several of them, along with family members of political prisoners, to put pressure on political prisoners to denounce the Resistance movement.
The regime is aware of possible international pressure over its ongoing human rights violations. The mullahs are also aware that further political and even non-political executions could trigger new rounds of protest or ultimately an uprising. But this regime has no other choice. Like all other dictators in their last days, the mullahs’ regime finds no solution but increasing oppression.
The Iranian regime is riddled with crises. The Iranian people’s uprisings in November 2019, and January 2020, along with their boycott of the regime’s sham Parliamentary elections in February showed the regime that its conflict with the Iranian people has reached an irreversible point. The ongoing protests by people of all walks of life in Iran show that although the regime was temporarily able to suppress the uprisings, the Iranian society is restive. The Iranian regime’s 40 years of incessant oppression, wasting national wealth on terrorism, its warmongering policies and institutionalized corruption has brought nothing for the Iranian people but misery, poverty and desperation. Now the regime’s mismanagement of this COVID-19 crisis, which according to the MEK has so far claimed the lives of over 71,000 people across Iran, has furthermore put pressure on the people. In other words, the regime’s corrupt rule has turned the Iranian society into a powder keg, ready to explode. The growing international isolation of this regime due to its terrorism, and the elimination of its terror mastermind, Qassem Soleimani, have also weakened the religious fascism.
Now as the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) wrote in its recent statement: “The crisis-ridden clerical regime, fearing a popular uprising, is desperately trying to prevent the eruption of another uprising by creating an atmosphere of terror, through executing and issuing long-term sentences.”
Therefore, as NCRI President-elect Mrs. Maryam Rajavi has said, the United Nations Security Council, the UN Secretary-General, the High Commissioner on Human Rights, and the UN Human Rights Council, as well as other relevant bodies should take effective action against the religious fascism ruling in Iran for continuing torture, executions, and arbitrary arrests.
I especially urge the dispatch of an international delegation to #Iran to visit the Central Prison of Urmia and investigate the case of the two Kurdish political prisoners who were executed today, after 7 years of imprisonment, and in front of the families of the regime’s agents.
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) July 14, 2020
“The regime aims to intimidate the public against participating in the uprising and to also use the mercenaries’ families for repression and espionage. the ruling religious fascism in fear of an eruption of widespread anger continuously sheds blood to forestall its inevitable downfall,” Mrs. Rajavi added.