In protest to the fuel rationing plan, a postman hanged himself in front of Tehran’s post office on Tuesday. The state-run daily Etemad wrote: Ne’mat is just one of thousands of victims of poverty in Iran.
Iranian authorities hanged three individuals in the oil-rich province of Khuzestan, south-west Iran, state media reported earlier last week.The unnamed individuals were hanged after the State Supreme Court upheld their sentences earlier in the week said Mousa Piriai, the prosecutor in the provincial capital Ahwaz. His comments were reported by the official news agency IRNA on Thursday.
Authorities have stepped up arrests of young people in the city of Karaj, west of the Iranian capital Tehran, as part of a nationwide “plan to eradicate corruption”.Dissidents charge that Tehran’s clerical rulers are fiercely cracking down on youths disenchanted with the government’s repressive policies rather than on “trouble-makers”.
The authorities promised a harder crackdown on Iranian youths during the month of Ramadan.
The hands of four men were chopped off as punishment, for robbery in north-west Iran, state media reported on Wednesday.The prosecutor’s office in the city of Mashad identified the four men only by their initials E- K, H- F, M- D, and Q- R, according to the state-run news agency ISNA.The sentence was carried out on Tuesday, the report added.The men had been charged with repeated robbery. Each had one hand amputated.
Iranian authorities hanged seven individuals in public on Wednesday in the south-eastern town of Mahan, state media reported.The seven men were identified as Ali Orang, Davoud Talebi, Majid Barzekar, Majid Man’ami, Mohammad Bameri, Amir Bameri, and Mehdi Pour-Sheikh-Ali“These seven individuals were hanged for trouble-making and armed drug trafficking”, the head of Mahan’s Revolutionary Court, Ali Salari, told the government-owned news agency Fars.On Friday, the chief of state security forces in Mahan was killed by “trouble-makers”, the report added.Iranian authorities routinely execute dissidents on bogus charges such as armed robbery and drug smuggling.