West Balochistan: Six Men Executed for Unknown Reasons
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The Baloch Activists Campaign has reported that at least six people were executed for unknown reasons in Yazd on 23 September. These executions are part of a larger trend in Iran, where, according to Amnesty International, more than 700 people were executed in the first half of 2015.
Below is an article published by Radio Zamaneh:
The “Baloch Activists Campaign” informed that six people – all members of only two different families – were executed on 23 September. The official Iranian media did not report about these executions. The Baloch Activists Campaign has only managed to identify one of the executed men, whose name is Mr Mohammad Nouti Zehi.
The number of executions in Iran this year has increased. According to Amnesty International, 700 people were executed in Iran throughout the first half of 2015. The organization warned that, if this trend continues, Iran will execute more than 1,000 people this year. In Iran, three people per day are executed due to sentences of death penalty.