Three others were hung in the presence of judicial officials at the Central Prison of Rasht, in Gilan Province, northern Iran on Saturday.

The victims were identified only by their initials and ages: F. B., 40; A. M., 32; and H. D., 31.

The regime hanged another nine prisoners in the city of Karaj, north-west of Tehran, last Wednesday, a further 18 prisoners including one woman, last weekend, with two executions in public, and nine prisoners in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj on July 13.

Last month over 270 Members of the European Parliament signed a joint statement for the European Union to “condition” its relations with Iran on an end to executions.

Amnesty International’s 2015 report on the Death Penalty said: “Iran put at least 977 people to death in 2015, compared to at least 743 the year before.”

Since Hassan Rouhani’s took power in 2013, there have been more than 2,500 executions.