Iranian regime executed 12 prisoners

Since the beginning of March, Iranian regime has executed more than 13 inmates in various prisons.

A prisoner identified as Jalaluddin Mosala Nezhad was publicly hanged in Jahrom, south of Iran, the state-run Tasnim news agency reported on March 14.

Also on March 13, the state-run IRNA news agency reported that three men charged with killing two armed agents of the regime, were executed in South Khorasan province. There is no mention of the exact date and place of execution. The state-run media did not elaborate the victims by name.

A day prior to that, the Iranian regime executed another prisoner in Zahedan Central Prison, southeastern Iran. He was married and a father of two children. Some sources have mentioned that he was a former member of Iran’s national kickboxing team.

On Tuesday, March 12, a prisoner was hanged in Tabriz Central Prison. He was identified as 42-year-old Eslam Farsi.

On March 11, two prisoners Shir Mohammad Naroui and Younes Naroui were executed on drug related charges in Birjand Prison, northeastern Iran. They were father and son.

These executions are carried out after Ebrahim Raisi, one of the men in charge of the mass executions in 1988 massacre, was recently appointed as the head of Iran’s judiciary by the regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei.

About the Author
Mohammad Zolfaghari is a Baha'i News reporter and human rights defender who worked exclusively on Human Rights Violations especially religious minorities in Iran and as a documentary maker with Amnesty International. Lives in Norway.
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