November 2006 Executions in Islamic Regime of Ayatollahs
Tehran, Iran, Nov. 03 – Two Iranian men were hanged in a prison in the south-western city of Ahwaz.
The men, identified as Amir E. and Ali H., were hanged in Karoon Prison on Thursday, the government-owned news agency Fars reported on Friday.
They were accused of theft and murder.
Ahwaz, the Arab-dominated provincial capital of oil-rich Khuzestan Province, has been the scene of unremitting anti-government protests since early 2005.
Iran’s state-run press have reported at least 13 executions in the past week.
Tehran, Iran, Nov. 03 – Iran’s official news agency reported that two men were hanged in public in northern and south-eastern Iran.
A man identified as Mohebali Gholamian Moqaddam was hanged in the poverty-stricken south-eastern city of Zabol, Sistan-va-Baluchestan Province.
Moqaddam was accused of theft and murder. He was hanged in public in the city’s Doust-Mohammad District, IRNA reported on Thursday.
Another man identified only by the initials A. N. (alias Amir), accused of rape and adultery, was hanged in public in the northern town of Gorgan.
Iran hangs five rapist-kidnappers in public
20 November 2006
TEHERAN - Iran has publicly hanged five men convicted of rape and kidnapping in the northern province of Golestan, a newspaper reported on Monday.
The men identified as Khashayar J., Esmail B., Abolghasem H., Ruhollah T., and Hassan B., were hanged in a stadium on Sunday watched by a cheering crowd, Etemad newspaper said.
The executions bring to at least 127 the number of people executed in Iran this year, according to an AFP tally based on press and witness reports.
Amnesty International has said there were 94 executions in Iran in 2005.
Capital offences in the Islamic republic include murder, rape, armed robbery, apostasy, blasphemy, serious drug trafficking, repeated sodomy, adultery or prostitution, treason and espionage.
Nov 26, 2006, 03:15
The Islamic republic regime executed, in public, another Iranian in the south-eastern city of Kerman.
This new victim of Islamist repression, named Mohammad-Reza Rafie, was officially accused of adultery, organising a “corruption ring”, and kidnapping.
The Islamic regime is notorious for using false labels in order to justify the systematic execution of its non-docile opponents.
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Hanging caught on video reveals Iran's crackdown on dissidents
Tracy McVeigh, foreign editor
Sunday November 26, 2006
With a smile the young man emerges from a car and swaggers towards the camera, but his balance is off kilter because his hands are tied behind his back and he slips a bit on the grass.
He recovers and bends his gangly body with a laugh, looking for all the world like a teenager making a home video with friends. Another young man follows him, walking stiffly. Someone in a thin grey suit kisses both men on both cheeks and strolls off-camera.
Dozens of people are milling about. A crowd can be seen held back by barriers, but even the guards look relaxed, standing well back from the two with their hands bound. Two rusty cranes on flatbed trucks are parked on the grass, the ropes hanging from each are rough, tangled with knots and the noose at the end looks amateurish - like a random piece of rope washed up on a beach.
Almost casually someone puts the rope round the awkward youth's neck first, then the second, steps back and the cranes pull up the ropes. The second man's body is still, and the camera stays on the taller one until he stops moving, about six minutes.
The film shows the public hanging of Alireza Gorji, 23, and his friend Hossein Makesh, 22, in July in Broudjerd, Iran. According to official versions of the charges, they were put to death because they had behaved 'immorally'. The truth, according to anti-government campaigners, is that the two men were among increasing numbers of political activists being executed by Iran on trumped-up charges.
'Both these men had been involved in anti-government protests in their home town and everyone who watch the hanging knew this,' said a human rights observer in Tehran.
On Tuesday the UN General Assembly condemned Iran for human rights abuses and the video - filmed by a Revolutionary Guard, smuggled out by opposition activists and seen by The Observer - is rare evidence of Iran's efforts to quell dissent. Amnesty International last year documented at least 94 public executions although many more are suspected to take place in secret - in September the authorities told a lawyer for Valliollah Feyz-Mahdavi, 28, that he had died after a suicide attempt in prison. Feyz-Mahdavi had been arrested for membership of Iran's main opposition - the People's Mojahedin Organistation of Iran.
Tehran has now been condemned on more than 50 occasions by the UN for severe human rights violations.
The Broudjerd video has been obtained by an exiled opposition group - the National Council of Resistance of Iran. At the House of Commons on Tuesday, it will be shown to cross-party MPs to encourage the British government to reconsider what the National Council regards as a policy of appeasing the Iranian regime. The group will unveil documents on the execution of more than 20,000 political victims, including evidence for the involvement of President Mohammad Ahmadinejad.