Suppression, arrests and executions continue in Iran

As public protests continue to escalate in different Iranian cities, the clerical regime has stepped up suppression, arrests and public executions.

In late June, a 28-year-old man was hanged in Mokhaberat Square in Orumieh, capital of the West Azerbaijan province. Earlier this month, 15 were hanged in Sarakhs, in the northeastern province of Khorassan. Two days ago, Ruhollah Rohani, a Bahai, was executed in Mashad, the province's capital.

On Monday, July 20, Guards Corps members opened fire on a vehicle in Saleh-Abad in Khorassan, killing the two occupants instantly. The victims, who were brothers, were traveling from Yekehtout village to Saleh-Abad.

The clerical regime has also resorted to widespread arrest of ex-political prisoners. In Orumieh, three of the ex-prisoners Qassem Maslakhi, Ibrahim Asgar-Khani and Ali Moradi, were abducted by the Guards and taken to an unknown location.

Continuing suppression, arrests and executions in Iran reaffirm the undeniable fact that Khomeini's anti-human regime lacks any capacity to change and reform and that all claims about "civil society" and the "rule of law" are absolutely baseless.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of IranJuly 24, 1998

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