Five executed in public

Two brothers with the family name, Yakh-keshi, were hanged in public last week in the city of Galougah, Behshahr (northern Iran). In the same week, another man by the name of Isama'eli, was hanged in public in the city of Sari (capital of the northern province of Mazandaran). Hossein Dowlat-khahan and Hamidreza Khoshnevis were hanged in public in Tehran on November 30.

Earlier, Mehdi Mahmoudzadeh was publicly hanged in Karaj on November 22 and Khosrow Ibrahimi was stoned in the northern city of Lahijan on November 21.

At least 270 persons have been hanged in public during Khatami's presidency. Eight others have been stoned.

The Iranian Resistance draws the attention of international human rights organizations to the continuing human rights abuses in Iran, executions and stonings carried out in public. It demands that they condemn the clerical regime’s barbaric crimes in violation of the most basic human rights of Iranian citizens.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
December 4, 1998

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