Public executions continue in Iran

The mullahs' anti-human regime executed nine people in Shiraz and Bandar Abbas (southern Iran), Sanandaj (western Iran) and Orumieh (northwest Iran) during the past two weeks alone.

These bring to 390 the number of announced executions since Khatami took office.

Abbas Afradeh, aged 18, was hanged by a construction crane on Thursday, May 13, in dairy producers' market in the city of Bandar Abbas. He was only 17 at the time of his arrest.

On the basis of a verdict by the "Islamic Revolutionary" court in Shiraz, one person was hanged in public. The victim had been charged with armed robbery.

A day earlier, Hassan Zargham was hanged in the city's Shahzadeh Qassem square for "possessing narcotics."

The clerical regime hanged four persons in public on Thursday, May 3, in Sanandaj on the pretext of drug smuggling.

Two Kurdish political prisoners, Mostafa Qaderi, from the western city of Mahabad, and Mohammad Amin Chamak, from the village of Shin-abad in Piranshahr (in the western Iranian province of Kurdistan), were hanged in Orumieh prison. They had been imprisoned several years ago.

Members of the regime's State Security Force in Isfahan (central Iran) shot and killed a 25-year-old man on Monday, May 17 on the pretext of "buying and selling drugs."

The clerical regime attempted to stone to death a young man in south Tehran's Khani-abad district last week on the charge of moral offenses. Local people staged a protest upon learning of this inhuman act.

Concerned over the expansion of this protest, agents of the State Security Force and the Prosecutor's Office reluctantly postponed the stoning. They, however, detained and took away at least 20 defiant youths.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
May 20, 1999

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