Execution of Political Prisoners in Iran:
To harass and intimidate the People
Once again a new wave of executions in Iran by the
Islamic Republic has taken its toll from political prisoners. In recent weeks
tens of those arrested or imprisoned have been executed under cover of killing
thieves, drug dealers and criminals. This has been the new forgery of a
contempt regime to avoid the internal and international pressure but at the
same time to continue to harass and intimidate the Iranian people.
Some of the cases have been exposed and has bared the
viciousness and lies of the reactionary regime of the Islamic Republic.
The execution of two young brother Mohammad and Abdullah
Fathi 27 and 28 who were in prison of Isfahan is an example.
Mohammad and Abdullah were known in their area for their opposition to the
Islamic regime and according to some reports they had actively taken part in
the 2009 uprising in Iran
and even according to the witnesses they had been arrested during that period.
Their execution outraged the people and those who had
taken part in their funeral in Shahin Shahr a suburb of Isfahan chanted
anti regime slogans and by singing the inspiring songs turned it into a protest
against the Islamic regime of Iran.
The mother of those young men while continued to defy the
authorities she said “if my sons died once the murderer, torturer, (Rahimi) the Khamenei Parliament members, the head of justice are dying
hundreds of time every day” because they are terrified by the people’s
determination. She said “they will never see piece”.
The Islamic regime is becoming increasingly brutal
towards the people and the political prisoners. The anniversary of 2009
uprising has added to its fear and so is suppressing madly any voice of
opposition and is resorting to intimidation of the people and start murdering
the political prisoners.
Every day there are reports of unknown prisoners
executed falsely accused of crimes or those who have committed suicide or died
of stroke and …
On 11th June Haleh Sehabi was attacked by Pasdaran
(Islamic Revolution Guards) when she attended her father’s funeral. She died on
spot. Haleh Sehabi was a
political prisoner who was temporary released to take part in her father’s
funeral who had died a few days earlier. Ezatollah Sehabi her father was one of the main leaders of
religious-nationalists that was part of the Islamic regime in the firs few
month after the revolution. The regime had no shame to announce that Haleh had a heart problem and she died because of a heart
attack. There is no end to the regime’s brutality or to its lies.
These are all the desperation of a contempt regime to
suppress the people’s struggle and its oppositions who are fighting to end this
oppression and exploitation.
In spite of some contradiction between the Islamic
Regime of Iran and the imperialists’ powers on nuclear issues, the big powers
have been mainly silence when the regime has been suppressing the people.
The silence of the big powers during
the years that the Islamic republic was building its power by executing tens of
thousand of political prisoners, oppressing the women and national minorities,
What is really needed is the support of the masses of people in this
country and all over the world.
There are still thousands in the prisons because of
political reasons under the savage tortures while their families have no news
from them. They are threatened to be executed or disappeared by the Islamic
We call on all freedom loving
people, all those disgusted by the discrimination against women, all those
outraged by these brutalities give their support to the people’s struggle for
freedom and equality and join the struggle to free the political prisoners in
8 March Women’s Organization (Iran – Afghanistan)-UK
19 June 2011