More than 500 executions have been announced since Khatami took office in 1997. Twelve people have been sentenced to the anti-human punishment of stoning. Five of the victims were women.
The state-run media reported on Sunday, October 17, that a 33-year-old woman had been sentenced to stoning in public. One victim was sentenced to 100 lashes before execution and another to blinding of eyes before being put to death.
These executions and savage punishments are solely intended to step up terror and intimidation in the country in the face of growing discontent and anger expressed by citizens toward the clerical regime's agents of repression in different cities.
The Iranian Resistance calls on international human rights organizations to condemn the continuing human rights violations in Iran, particularly the dramatic rise in executions.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
October 19, 1999