The hangings in Isfahan come at a time when reports from Iranian prisons speak of extensive protests by inmates, especially political prisoners, against extremely harsh prison conditions as well as cruel and degrading treatment of prisoners by the regime's agents in different cities, including the prisons of Tabriz (northwest), Isfahan and Shiraz (southern Iran).
The Iranian Resistance urges the international fora and human rights organizations to intervene immediately and effectively to save the lives of thousands of political prisoners under torture and facing the threat of execution in Iranian jails.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran - Paris
July 5, 1997
Secretary General of the United Nations
UNHRC Special Representative on Iran
International Committee of the Red Cross
Human rights organizations