Saturday, November 21, 2009

30 People Have Been Executed During the Last 8 Months

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Iran Human Rights

According to the state run Iranian news agency Fars, 30 people have been executed during the last 8 months in the city of Ahwas, capital of Iranian province of Khuzestan. Quoting Davoud Sadeghi, spokesman of the justice authorities of Khuzestan province, the report said: Since beginning of the Iranian new year (21 March) 13 people convicted of drug trafficking have been executed in Ahwaz. He added: " Additional 3 people have been executed convicted of Moharebeh (at war with God, a term used for those involved in struggle against teh authorities), one person convicted of armed robbery and 13 others executed convicted of murder.

The report didn’t provide any details regarding the names or exact date of the executions of the 30 people executed in the Khuzestan province since March 2009. According to the reports published by the Iranian media and gathered by Iran Human Rights, 10 people have been executed since March 2009 in Khuzestan province. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, spokesperson of Iran Human Rights said:" The fact that only one third of the executions in Khuzestan province have been reported by the Iranian media, shows that the real number of the executions is much higher than the numbers published by the media or the human rights organizations".