The Iranian regime publicly hanged two opponents, Ali Afravi and Mehdi Navaseri, Wednesday March 1, 2006, for alleged bombing in the southern city of Ahwaz.
A crowd consisting of members of the Revolutionary Guards and paramilitary Basij forces gathered at the scene of the execution and chanted rhetoric against the US, UK, and the Israel, according to a report. The trial of the two prisoners did not meet minimum international standards.
The two victims were brought on television the night before their execution to confess. Their confessions, obviously dictated to them by regime officials, were ambiguous such as being in contact with Canada and United States.
Although not much is known about these two victims, from their TV interview it seems obvious that they were political activists or at least they were charged with such crimes.
Besides the above, there were many reports of executions, some public, in Iran. The victims were all under the age of 30
Ruz, a state-run daily, reported that last month, the regimeâ€™s Judiciary issued more than 30 death sentences.