The mullahs routinely use public hangings to terrorize and intimidate the public and prevent spread of popular protests. Continued executions among other things clearly indicate that nothing has changed inside Iran and that Khatami lacks both the interest and power to initiate any reform in this medieval dictatorship.
The Iranian Resistance draws the attention of international human rights organizations to the persistent and flagrant violations of human rights in Iran and urges their intervention to put a halt to these executions.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran - Paris
September 23, 1997