The National council of Resistance of Iran NCRI, on August 29 reports that the mullahs’ regime has pushed forward the mass executions of recent days, hanging some 18 people last Thursday.
Seven prisoners, one of them a woman, were executed en masse in the Central Prison of Yazd, on Thursday, August 25. Rokna news agency, run by the state, alleged that five of them were accused of drugs-related charges.
Also on Thursday, another 11 prisoners in the Central Prison of Zahedan, were mass executed.
Despite international calls for a halt to the executions, on Saturday, August 27, 12 more prisoners were hanged in the Central Prison of Karaj. They were first transferred to solitary confinement on August 24, where they prepared themselves for their death sentences.
On Monday Shahin Gobadi of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), commented on the recent spate of mass executions in Iran, “As the regime plunges further into domestic and regional isolation, it resorts to more executions en masse and suppression, but the reality is the regime is at a total strategic impasse, and these barbaric measures only indicate its utter desperation.”
“The Iranian Resistance has called on all international human rights organizations to take urgent action to stop the brutal death penalty in Iran under the mullahs’ rule,” says the NCRI.