May 7, 2011
Two of the executed were under 18 at the time of alleged crime
The clerical regime hanged two prisoners in the city of Sari (northern Iran) on Tuesday, May 3. Another prisoner was hanged in a village of the Ashtian Township. The head of Judiciary in the central province announced the charge of this prisoner as “creating unrest and pessimism against the regime” and described the goal of this execution as “promoting the security level in the society”.
On April 28, a prisoner was hanged in public in the city of Mahshahr ( southern Iran) and on April 21, four prisoners were executed collectively, two of whom were under 18 at the time of alleged crimes.
Earlier, the head of Fars Province Judiciary had informed of executing prisoners “publicly in near future” in order to “increase the security factor. (State run news agency- April 17)
Escalating the number of public executions in various cities of Iran, especially execution of the youth, bespeaks of the fear of flattering regime of mullahs of the spread of public abhorrence and protests that have targeted elimination of the regime in its totality.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
May 5, 2011