The Iranian opposition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), has reported that there have already been a large number of executions this month alone in Iran.
Since the beginning of July there have been a minimum of 57 executions carried out in the country in a growing trend of mass executions. Some of the executions were carried out in public. This is clearly an attempt made by the weak regime to try to counter the overwhelming public discontent. It is also trying to use the threat of execution as a deterrent against further demonstrations and protests.