London, 29 Sep – On Wednesday, September 28, nine prisoners were hanged at Gohardasht Prison in Karaj.
This mass execution was carried out inside the prison and the charges are unknown.
The victims were: Karim Hatamzadeh, Hussein Karami, Majid Ganjeh Ali, Ali Raheeli, Adnan Amouri Zadeh, Ali Rabii, Mehdi Alizadeh, Mahdi Nazari and Ali Asghar Jahantigh
On Tuesday, September 27, seven prisoners were hanged in Minab prison hall, allegedly on drug-related charges.
The victims were: Khoda Bakhsh Balouch, Ali Balouch, Chaker Balouch, Mohammad Mohammad Zehi, Majid Nariman, Mehdi Moradi, and Mohammad Ghourchi.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) issued a statement following the deaths on Tuesday, September 27, condemning the executions.
Their statement read: “These executions, simultaneous with so-called “moderate” Rouhani participation in the United Nations General Assembly, demonstrates how hollow and deceitful the claim of moderation in the clerical regime of Velayat-e-Faqih is.”
They also cited the executions of 17 prisoners on September 11, and 19 prisoners between September 13 and 24,
The NCRI also asked the UN Security Council, the Human Rights Council, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and all human rights organizations to take immediate actions to confront the growing trend of executions in Iran.
Their statement read: “[The] Iranian Resistance calls on the Iranian people, especially the courageous youth to protest against the repressive measures of the regime and calls for solidarity with the families of those executed. It also asks the UN Security Council, the Human Rights Council, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and all human rights organizations to take immediate actions to confront the growing trend of executions in Iran. The regime of Velayat-e-Faqih is a disgrace to contemporary humanity, must be rejected from the global community, its leaders must be brought in front of international tribunals for crimes against humanity and any relations with it must be conditional upon a halt to executions.”