Amnesty International asked the Iranian regime to put an end on the execution of Behnam Zare’, an Iranian teenager. Amnesty called this execution a violation of international law by the Iranian regime. Behnam Zare’ was 15 when he committed his alleged crime, and now he is facing death penalty. He has been in Adel Abad prison in Shiraz south of Iran. According to his attorney, mullah Shahroudi, head of Iran’s Judiciary has approved his execution.
Two more prisoners were hanged in the port city of Bandar Abbas in oil rich southern province of Khuszistan yesterday (Sat. Sep 8), Fars state-run news agency reported. The men identified as Ali D. and Karim T. were alleged to have been involved in drug trafficking. 21 other prisoners were hanged yesterday on the charges of being “corrupt on earth.” Recent wave of executions in Iran which include political prisoners, follows widespread protests across the country against mullahs’ medieval rule. The number of executions in the first eight months of 2007 has well exceeded the total number in the year 2006.
Radio Farda based in US on Monday (Sep. 3) reported a number of families and relatives of the political prisoners sentenced to death and detained students of Tehran Polytechnic University gathered in front of the U.N. office in Tehran in order to meet the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Louise Arbour. The gathering was brutally suppressed said Radio Farda and added that it dispersed by the State Security Force (SSF). Reports indicate a number of people in the gathering were arrested.