Jul 27, 2016

Iran: Number of Executions of Opposition Activists Continuously High

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The Islamic Republic of Iran continues systematically executing opposition activists, most of them Iranian Kurds. Most executions are by public hanging, with a majority of the victims having been convicted on false drug-related charges. According to international human rights organizations, more than 2500 people were put to death in the country over the last two years.


Below is an article published by ARA News: 

The Iranian regime has executed dozens of opposition activists across the country by hanging them to death in public squares, local sources reported on Sunday [24 July 2016].

Iranian security forces last week arrested over 40 young activists, and executed at least 27 of them.

“The authorities did not announce the real reason behind the execution of those people. It said they were a group of drug dealers, but this is a baseless charge fabricated to misguide international rights organisations. The victims were political activists and most of them were Kurds,” Iranian Kurdish politician Enwer Mohamadi told ARA News.

“We continue to witness these brutal executions in the streets of Iran, while the international community remains unable to take action against this totalitarian regime,” he said.

This comes after several human rights organisations condemned brutal practices by the Iranian authorities, especially public execution of opposition figures and civil rights activities. According to reports, the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran has executed at least 2500 people in the past two years.