The Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran issued a statement regarding the Number of executions:

Number of executions stand at 83 from January 6 to 30th,

The anti-human clerical regime clandestinely hanged six prisoners in Urumiyah’s central prison on January 30. Additionally on the previous day, mullahs’ intelligence conveyed news on execution of two political prisoners to their families.

Up till now, these executions brought the number of the registered executions in January to 83. This is while the number of executions in January 2013 was 46 which shows nearly 90% increase.

In another development, on Tuesday, January 28, henchmen put pressure on seven political prisoners from Kurdistan in ward 350 of Evin prison to cooperate with the regime. They were threatened that in case they refuse, regime’s supreme tribunal would quickly sentence them to death on charges of Moharebeh and “propaganda against the system” and their sentences would be carried out.

The steadily growing trend of executions that are employed to amplify the atmosphere of terror in the society betrays the mullahs’ fright of expansion of the popular discontent caused by the escalating dimension of suppression and the catastrophic trend of poverty and unemployment and the destruction of all economic and production infrastructures throughout the country.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

January 31, 2014