Rajavi warns of execution of large number of detainees on the eve of new academic year

Four persons arrested during the July uprisings in Tehran and other cities received death sentences and their verdicts were approved by the "Supreme Court of Justice," the state owned daily Jomhouri Islami reported today quoting mullah Gholam Hossein Rahbarpour, head of the "Islamic Revolutionary Court."

By executing a large number of those arrested in the mid-July uprising and by terrorizing the university and high school students, the clerical regime seeks to avoid another surge of public protests on the eve of the new school year.

As the head of the State Supreme Security Council, Khatami ordered the suppression of demonstrators during the mid-July uprising and afterwards. 10,000 people were arrested, and most of them are still being kept in custody.

In the past weeks, officials and state owned media have repeatedly expressed concern about a recurrence of unrest, what they call "Riots II".

Mr. Massoud Rajavi, President of the National Council of Resistance, urged the UN Secretary General and Human Rights Commission as well as the international human rights organizations and advocates to immediately intervene and condemn the clerical regime's mistreatment and execution of the said prisoners. Mr. Rajavi also urged the UN Security Council to adopt binding sanctions against Iran's ruling mullahs and do not allow this medieval regime to exploit the world community's inaction in order to continue its crimes against the people of Iran, particularly the political prisoners.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
September 12 , 1999

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