Twenty three prisoners, including two women hanged in Iran in past two days

06 September 2007

Stop Fundamentalism, Thursday September 6 – Two prisoners were hanged in the port city of Bandar Abbas in oil rich southern province of Khuszistan today, Fars state-run news agency reported.   This brings the number of executions in the past two days to twenty three.

The men executed today were identified as Ali D. and Karim T. who were alleged to have been involved in drug trafficking.

Twenty one other prisoners, including two women were hanged yesterday on the charges of “corruption on earth.”

Iran hangs seven on the charges of mischief

08 June 2007

Stop Fundamentalism, June 7 – The website of the Iranian opposition, NCRI, reported today that 7 people have been hanged in Iran on the charges of hooliganism and mischief.

Five of the victims where hanged in public in the City of Jiroft, the state-run daily Quds reported on June 6.

Iran arrests student publication editors

25 May 2007

Tensions are rising in various Iranian Universities and sporadic clashes between students and Iranian security forces have been reported during the past few days.

A report indicates numerous arrests at Amir-Kabir University in Tehran.

Arrested students are Meghdad Khalilpour, Pouyan Mahmoudian, Majid sheikhpour, and one other student whose name is not known at this time.  The five are all chief editors of five main student publications at the university.

Iran military and Security forces staged maneuvers – definit show of fear of internal unrest

13 November 2006

Stop Fundamentalism, Nov 13 – Quassem Mollaii, commander of Tehran’s Basij force declared a series of maneuvers in the 10 regions of the province. These maneuvers that began on November 9 will continue for 9 days. 

In the city of Gachsaran [Khuzestan province], Moussavi said: “This maneuver is to continue for 10 days and will include confronting unrests and defending streets.”

Iran – Couple reported hanged in May, were actually stoned to death

03 November 2006

Stop Fundamentalism, November 3, 2006 - According to Rooz daily, a state-run publication in Iran, “A man and a woman identified as Abbass H. and Mahboubeh M. were stoned to death in the northern city of Mashhad.

“Mahboubeh and Abbass were treated as if they were dead already.”  The daily stated, “According to Islamic rituals, they were cleaned and wrapped in white shrouds by the undertaker while still alive. Being a female, Mahboubeh was buried alive up to her shoulders, and Abbass was buried in the ground, up to his waist. Then, they were stoned to a gradual death.” d, in Iran during May 2006.”

Kurdish rebels accuse Iran of shelling villages inside Iraq

19 August 2006

SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq, Aug 18, 2006 (AFP) - Kurdish rebels on Friday accused Iranian forces of shelling several villages inside northern Iraq, killing two civilians and forcing many to flee the region after two days of strikes.

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