IRAN: Executions in public in different cities

The clerical regime's authorities hanged four prisoners in public this morning in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahwaz, capital of the oil-rich Khuzistan province, according to reports from Iran.

The prisoners were hanged at Salman Farsi Intersection. The Revolutionary Guards left the bodied dangling for hours to terrorize the local population.

As the clerical regime's factional infighting aggravates relentlessly and amid increasing public protests and antigovernment uprisings throughout the country, the ruling mullahs have stepped up the execution of prisoners in public in a bid to instill fear in the people and stem the rise of social unrest.

The authorities in the southeastern city of Zahedan, capital of Iranian Baluchistan, executed two brothers from Gamshadzahi tribe. Several other members of the tribe, all of them opponents of the mullahs' regime, have been executed in Baluchistan in the past few weeks.

In Tehran, on the orders of Religious Judge Rahbarpour, head of the capital's Islamic Revolutionary Court, several opponents of the regime, were executed. They included Abdollah Amini, Ruhollah Kadkhodazadeh and Lafteh Fazilehpour.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran draws the attention of international human rights organizations to the continuing grave violation of human rights in Iran and the rising trend of arbitrary executions. The mullahs' regime has announced more than 200 executions by hanging or stoning in the past year.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
June 17, 1998

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