On March 12, two people were hanged in the city of Sedeh and two others in the city of Shahin-Shahr in Isfahan province (central Iran). The hangings took place in the cities' main square. In Shahin-Shahr, the mullahs used two cranes.
Before the hangings, the executioners flogged the victims, Jamshid Mehrban, 22, Ali Mir-Enayat, 23, Nasser Sa'adat and Mohammad Mehdi Baladi, receptively. The regime had stationed scores of heavily-armed Guards at the scenes to thwart any public reaction.
The same day, four were hanged in Tehran's Qasr prison on so-called moral offenses. Two others, Jahangir Eshaqi and Beheshti-pour were hanged on March 11 in Mashad prison, northeast Iran.
Previously, in the first week of March, the clerical regime had executed 12 people in northeastern Khorassan and northwestern Azerbaijan provinces, bringing to 22 the number of publicly announced executions in the first two weeks of this month.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran again draws the attention of human rights organizations and bodies, including the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, to the persistent crimes of Khomeini's bloody heirs against the Iranian people. It calls on the international community to take undertake urgent measures for an oil and a trade embargo agaisnt this medieval dictatorship.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran - Paris
March 17, 1997
- President of the UN Commission on Human Rights,
- The Human Rights Commission Special Representative on Iran
- President of the International Committee of the Red Cross