Six more prisoners were hanged in Iran on November 13 as the execution rate soars under so-called ‘moderate’ Hassan Rouhani.
Two men named as Vahid Shahbakhsh and Mahmoud Shahbakhsh were hanged in the main prison in the city of Zahedan, south-eastern Iran.
Vahid, in his 30s, had been sentenced to three years in prison plus execution and was held in section 4 of the prison.
Mahmoud, 26, had been sentenced to death was being held in section 1 of the prison.
Both men were classified as ‘security’ prisoners, a term the Iranian regime uses for the inmates that are not being held as criminals. There is no information available on any legal process the men may have gone through. Continue reading Six more hanged in Iran as regime execution rate soars
The Iranian regime’s henchmen hanged a man in public in a main square in the northeastern city of Mashhad on Saturday.
The state-run news outlets are running copies of a short story on Saturday describing the executed man a ‘thug’.
The prosecutor general in Mashhad identified the man by his first name Saeed without providing any other information.
The man was hanged publicly in Ressalat Square in the city.
The public hanging in Iran takes place a few days after many of the more than 100 diplomats who took the floor on November 1 at a United Nations debate regarding the violations of human rights in Iran voiced outrage at the surge in executions in the country and the situation of political prisoners, women and religious minorities.
Many diplomats raised the issue of the escalating numbers of executions, highlighted by the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed. Continue reading Iran: Man hanged in public in city of Mashhad
The first Tehran University chancellor after the downfall of the monarchy in Iran and a former political prisoner has spoken about the tortures he witnessed while incarcerated in various prisons in Iran and described the Iranian regime as the godfather of groups such as Islamic State (ISIS).
Dr. Mohammad Maleki, 80, who is barred from leaving the country, likened the Islamic State to the ‘Islamic Republic of Iran’ i.e. the Iranian regime.
In an article entitled “The regime of Velayat-e faqih, the godfather of Islamic fundamentalism” he explains the horrible torture that he witnessed in the 1980s while incarcerated in the notorious Evin Prison in northern Tehran and Ghezel Hesar Prison in the city of Karaj.
He said he recounts some of his memories “to make people know better the roots of current fundamentalists such as Islamic State (ISIS).” Continue reading Ex-Tehran University chancellor: Iranian regime is godfather of groups such as Islamic State
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance described the hanging of Reyhaneh Jabbari, a 26- years old university student and a decorator as another sign of savagery and misogyny of the clerical regime.
Mrs. Rajavi said: The savage hanging of Reyhaneh Jabbari is the other side of the coin of the mullahs’ anti-human crime of acid attacks against innocent Iranian women and girls.
Mrs. Rajavi urged international human rights organizations and women rights organizations to strongly condemn hanging of Reyhaneh Jabbari and to demand binding action to stop torture and executions in Iran. Continue reading Maryam Rajavi: Reyhaneh Jabbari’s hanging and acid attacks are two sides of mullahs’ savagery against Iranian women
By Nazar Karim Beigi, Camp Liberty
Ilam, with its sky-high mountains and fountains, is one of the most beautiful but at the same time poorest cities in western Iran. Though my country enjoys great fields of oil and gas resources but my family like many others had to resort to hard work to cope with poverty. I always asked myself, “why poverty!?” My friends and I struggled to earn a full meal, and going to school instead of laboring in the hot brickyards was a fancy for us.
In a cool breeze of a Friday afternoon I accompanied my friends to the only soccer stadium of the city to play as usual. We entered the stadium. In the middle of the playground’s lawn the sight of few armed men and two black-veiled armed women from IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps) caught my attention. Continue reading Red stains on a white shroud
By Massoud Azadi
It was spring 1981 and the time of universities’ summer holidays. I spoke to a friend of mine in Aachen University in order to work together for a few months to earn some money for a trip to Iran to visit our families, relatives and friends. We decided to do it and then bought souvenirs and set for Iran on July. To go by plane was expensive so we decided to go to Iran via land through Turkey, which was a good idea.
On the way we discussed many issues about our country Iran and how things were changed during the period we were away from the country, and about friends and families, also about our future and what each one of us planned for the future.
At the Iran-Turkey borders instead of the usual border police, the Pasdaran (Iranian revolutionary guard corps) checked our identifications before we boarded the bus. Their manner of checking us wasn’t friendly. They looked at everybody suspiciously and with skepticism. Continue reading A choice
Following information about the transfer of Ms Reyhaneh Jabbari to Gohardasht notorious prison for her execution, the Friends of a Free Iran in European Parliament issued an urgent press release calling for urgent action to save her life.
The release says: “According to reports received from inside Iran today, Ms Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, a survivor of a sexual assault, is to be hanged imminently.
Reyhaneh Jabbari was sentenced to death in 2009 after a deeply flawed investigation and trial for having stabbed in self-defence an agent of Iran’s notorious ministry of Intelligence, when he tried to sexually assault her.” Continue reading Iran-“Urgent Call To Save Young Iranian Female Prisoner From Execution”