Iran: Wave of executions continues – Three prisoners were hanged in Bandar Abbas

The three prisoners were hanged on Wednesday August 13 in the central prison of Bandar Abbas.  The victims were identified by their initials as I.R., M.T., and I.H. (48-years old). This brings the total number of prisoners hanged in public in Iran over the past two weeks to more than 41.

On Saturday August 9, a juvenile offender and his mother along with three other prisoners were hanged in prison in the city of Zahedan. The juvenile offender, 20-year-old Osman Dahmardeh, was 17 at the time of his arrest. The other three prisoners were identified as Rasoulbakhsh Delshadi, 28, Ali Basham Narouee, 32, and Kamran Bameri, 35. The victims were all transferred to solitary confinement in the quarantine section of Zahedan’s central prison last Friday before the execution. The execution of a mother and son together is an example of the barbaric crimes committed by the regime in Iran in the past 35 years.

Three men were also hanged on Saturday August 9 in the main prison of the city of Rasht. The prisoners, all in their 40s, were identified by their initials as R.A., M.A., and A.Gh.

On August 7, two prisoners were hanged in public in the city of Kermanshah, standing atop a bus used as a platform, as the two men stood on it with ropes around their necks fixed to a bridge.

On Wednesday August 6, four young men aged 28 to 32 were hanged in public in Shiraz in one of the city’s main squares. The victims were identified as Abdollah G., Suleiman G., Ebadollah H., and Hossein T.; three other prisoners were also hanged in public in the suburb of Shiraz on Monday August 4, but their identity was not revealed by the state-run outlets. 

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, has recently called on the international community for immediate action to hold the Iranian regimes leaders accountable for inhumane executions and other human rights violations and to refer the regime’s human rights dossier to the UN Security Council.