At the same time as the nationwide protests happening in Iranian cities, 8 prisoners have been executed in order to heighten the sense of intimidation among the people.
On Thursday, January 11, two prisoners were executed publicly in Salmas and Qazvin. The prisoner executed in Salmas suffered from mental illness. The young man executed in Qazvin Prison was on death row for eight years.
On January 8, two prisoners were executed in Sari and on January 4; two other prisoners were executed in Gohardasht, Karaj. Amir Hossein Pour Jafar, one of the executed, was 16 years old at the time of committing alleged crime.
On January 2, a prisoner was executed in Dizelabad prison in Kermanshah, and the day before, a 22-year-old youth was executed in Mashhad Central Prison.
These executions are taking place while 8,000 young people are arrested during the first two weeks of the uprising of the Iranian people and are in grave conditions. The response of the Iranian people, especially the brave Iranian youth, to this brutality is the continuation of the uprising until the eradication of the corrupt and oppressive regime of the mullahs.
Iranian human rights activists urge all international human rights organizations to adopt immediate and effective steps to counter the systematic and brutal violations of human rights in Iran.