Mr. Assadi had been imprisoned since 1993 and was executed in Tehran a few days ago. He had also been arrested several times before by the regime's suppressive forces.
The execution of Mohammad Assadi in the second week of Khatami's presidency is yet another indication that change and reform are but a mirage in this medieval dictatorship. Diplomatic and economic ties with the mullahs' regime will only embolden them in their pursuit of repression and export of terrorism.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran - Paris
August 12, 1997