Twelve persons hanged in public in Mashhad

The mullahs' religious, terrorist dictatorship hanged in public 12 persons on Monday, July 14, in Mashhad under the pretext of drug trafficking.

Reliable reports indicate that the mullahs' regime has executed many political prisoners over the past years under the pretext of drug smuggling.

Last week, the regime's officials announced that 106,000 persons had been imprisoned in the past year on charges of drug trafficking. This figure does not include thousands of prisoners who are detained on similar grounds but have not yet been charged.

The regime's officials are themselves the main distributors of narcotics in Iran. By propagating addiction among the youth, they try to prevent them from taking part in social protests and joining the Resistance.

The Iranian Resistance draws the attention of international human rights organizations and relevant bodies in the United Nations to the deteriorating conditions and flagrant violation of human rights in Iran.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran - Paris
July 16, 1997

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