Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Iran: The International Community Must Condemn the Mass-Executions

June 2. 2015
Iran Human Rights

     In less than one month 56 prisoners from Unit 2 of Ghezelhesar prison have been executed. 34 of the executions has taken place after the prisoners gathered peacefully in the prison yard carrying handwritten banners asking the Iranian Supreme leader for forgiveness. More than 2000 death row prisoners are held in Unit 2 of Ghezelhesar prison. All the prisoners are sentenced to death for drug-related charges. IHR has received several testimonies on unfair trials, torture and forced confessions. According to reports collected by IHR at least 450 people have been executed in the first five months of 2015 in Iran.
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