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    Translated from Farsi by: Shadi Paveh

    I am Reyhaneh Jabbari and am 26 years old. I confess that I am no longer willing to continue this way of life.  It feels as if the meaning of life is only breathing and sewing the seams of day to the seams of night. Repetition and expectation has worn out my spirit—like sand paper on my soul. At the moment both my body and my soul are bloodied and wounded. I feel like those soldiers fighting in battle. They use all their energy defeating the enemy. The ways to destroy the enemy occupies their mind so much that they no longer think of those at home. But soon if they do not achieve anything in battle, they become defeated. Stillness of expectation eats a man like termites from within.  Most long wars end because the soldiers’ spirits are broken– on both sides. No matter what the leaders of a country say, no matter who they name the winner and the loser, the civilians know how much they suffered. The graveyards of both countries bare witness—chock full of pieces of their youth. Houses without roofs.

    I am Reyhaneh, 26, and I am tired of the grueling war I have been fighting with the Sarbandi family, for my freedom—a family that I do not hate. After all the years that have passed after the incident I have realized that although Sarbandi was not a young man, he had not learned many lessons from life. Like the fact that he had no right to lure me to a place and he had no right to force himself on me. He had no rights to me.  Why did this have to happen? I thought about this day and night. Why did he attack me and how was it that a man of such stature fell to such low levels? Ours was the opposite sides of fate. I came to a conclusion that he wanted nothing more than pleasure for himself and he wanted it by force and I wanted nothing more than to break away from him— by force. I came to that discovery while speaking to my cellmates one day, yes a conclusion that the courts were not able to deduce.

    For the first time in 2008, I sat and listened to the life story of one the prisoners who was there for prostitution. I used to hate her and look down on her. I hated the vile language she used and how she had lured young girls into her profession. When I used to pass her in the corridor I refused to look at her; I hated the way she walked, the way she ate even the way she slept. I hated everything about her.  Even while she was in prison she was looking for new girls to recruit, because she knew soon she would be freed and would have to return to that awful profession. I looked at her like a vile, wild animal.  It turned out that one day circumstances put me in a position that I got to sit with her and listen to her story. I will call her by a pseudo name: Mina M.

    In 1979, as the revolution happened Mina was going to grade school. Her father had a hard time feeding his family as he had odd, seasonal jobs like shoveling snow. He left for the city of Bandar Abbas to find a job. While he was gone and the family was waiting for him to send money, the poor mother resorted to stealing food from small stores to feed her children; all in the hopes that the father will return with some money. But he never returned. Mina had two brothers and one sister. Soon the mother could not provide for schooling and Mina had to stop going to school. She would see her mother leave the house every day at sun down like clockwork. Soon her older sister started following her mother. Mina would find out the true significance of  sun set.

    I am Reyhaneh and I know that environment and family can influence a person’s path outside that person’s control. I know that without knowing the situation inside and out one cannot sit in judgement of another. I learned from speaking with Mina that if anyone was put in her situation they would turn out exactly like her. I realized no one in her situation could have escaped selling herself. Unless one day as they were being slaves to others, they deeply and truly wanted to escape and then a door may have opened for them to flee. Mina told me everything about her profession. She said that as soon a woman of the night is all dried up, she is tossed away like garbage with contempt. Either she is killed by someone or she kills herself. Rarely do prostitutes die a natural death or live a long, natural life.

    Mina told me that her mother worked her sister and herself to death, forcing them to sell their bodies so that her two brothers could have a good, easy life. Mina hated her mother for putting such a difference between the boys and the girls. She hated her brothers. Maybe she even hated her only son who was a product of rape and only 17 years younger than her. Her son demanded that her mother still provide for him even while she was in prison! Mina told me about the first time she was “sold” to a middle aged man by a corrupt, criminal man who took part of her mother and sister’s earnings. She remembered wailing and begging for them to let her be. She was 12 and was raped. She said after that anytime she was with a man her face would be soaked in tears. She would curse her parents while she trembled and wished for death. But after a while it all became normal to her to a degree that she learned how to use special tricks to enslave other girls into the profession. I realized that the victims become the hunters after they lost all hope and start hunting for their own pray. Girls like young Mahsa, who was raped by her crack addict brother from the time she 12 years old until she was 16.  She was in prison now in a Ward dubbed “flower buds”. She tried to kill herself many times even in front of people she would take broken glass and cut her wrists. Had it not been for a few kind hearted prisoners she would had died. Neesha was another young girl in prison. After her parents divorced neither wanted her. She was six and went to live with her grandmother where she was beaten and humiliated repeatedly. She was raped by her uncle many times until she was 15 so she decided to run away from that situation—a noble and right thing to do. Neesha went to live with a friend where she met a man named Ali offered to pay for her to go to beauty school. Everything was going well for Neesha until Ali introduced her to Tina—a drug addict. So this runaway who was raped by her uncle became addicted to drugs. Ali let her go but she had nowhere to go. She lived in public toilets of city parks. Sad thing is predators are not only the rapists but the police and park authorities are also predators. Out of hunger she ended up selling drugs for Tina to clients in order to survive and the end is clear. Prison.

    I, Reyaenh, have a question. Where can these girls turn to when they are sexually threatened, harassed and enslaved?   To whom do they turn? The government, organizations or normal citizens? Who is available to help them? I am reminded of Soheila Ghaderi [old cellmate] who lived on the street for 13 years. No easy task while being beaten. What happens to girls who are raped and become pregnant as a result? They will either have to have an abortion in rather unsanitary way or like Soheila they feel the maternal instinct and decide to have the baby just to give birth on the street bleeding and in pain. Just to have the child and realize there is no way to take of it and nowhere that their baby belongs—no way to feed it, no future, no support. So they end up killing their baby as Soheila did. Then suddenly all the organizations and people who were invisible and unavailable to these women appear out of nowhere blaming her, damning her and pointing fingers. She is arrested, prosecuted and the noose awaits her.  Reporters keep on scribbling without knowing. The authorities keep on speaking like commanders in battle.  No one looks into what happened or why these women turned out the way they did.  Is there no one there to ask what really happened in their lives? The society keeps on reading books….The truth is that society creates a stigma around these women but never asks what could have happened to a young girl so that she started selling her body or why she became homeless on the street? They do not ask if they had a hand in their fates or if they could have done something.

    I am Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26. I shall carry the burden of their stories with me. I feel responsible and sad that I had to learn all of this in prison from the women themselves. Maybe I can do my share now to help them by shedding light on their plights. The fact is no woman will start selling her body unless she has been raped. I have felt the fear of rape first hand. Sarbandi was no different than Mahsa’s brother or Neesha’s uncle. I trusted his fatherly face. But he had other plans for me. But our cold hearted laws defends the man in cases of rape. A man cannot understand the crushed, devastated soul of a girl after she has been raped nor can he understand her frozen, shocked mind and body when she is in the hands of an aroused man who wants to rape her. How can a man feel the disgust the woman feels when the rapist’s hands touch her body? The laws are written from the perspective of men. There are kind and supportive men in society but those men are not the ones who have written the laws regarding rape.

    When I was 21 years old, I realized that my defending myself against rape from Sarbandi did not sit well with the courts. Without listening to my story, my lawyer and my defense and what had actually happened that day, they started to prosecute me in court. The sessions lasted only one hour, most just minutes and I was asked only one question. I soon gave up on the courts. Anytime I heard my name called on the PA system to appear in court for the next morning, I only dreamt of being free on the streets among normal, random people. The presiding judge, Tardasti, would speak to me with such hate and intimidating tone in his voice. In one session he went so far to tell me that I should have let Sarbandi rape me and then filed a complaint later .Every question was asked of me with a tone as if I was from a ring of prostitutes—his remarks were so humiliating that my ears burned from hearing them and I would be so ashamed that I would start to sweat.

    I knew my parents were just outside the courtroom and I only hoped they could not hear my humiliation. I just hoped that I had not brought such shame to them. They always came accompanied by the authorities. They always brought me food and even sometimes my mother would bring me her home cooking—meals that I could no longer eat in good conscience without sharing with other prisoners. I wanted them to have some small pleasure such a home cooked meal. My parents wanted to donate meat to the prison kitchen but the prison does not accept donations of meat. I was shocked why these rules denied poor prisoners from some simple pleasure like a good meal.

    I am Reyhaneh, 26 and I am living just a few steps away from death—a death that Judge Tardasti created for me. I am not afraid of death as I have lived through things much worse than death…but what I cannot tolerate is the injustice I have been treated with which onto itself is worse than death itself……

     

     

     

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       To organizations defending the rights of homosexuals around the world!

      Protest against death sentences of Hossein Shool and Alireza Firooz-Abadi, charged with homosexuality!

      The International Committee against Execution in Iran invites all organizations defending homosexuals to start a widespread, international movement to defend the rights of homosexuals in Islamic countries, including Iran.

      Based on news received from Iran, two individuals in Sirjan and Bandar Abbas have been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

      The 27 year-old Mojtaba Mohilpour was sentenced in the criminal court of Sirjan presided by Judge Tohidi. Also charged with homosexuality, Hassan Hayati was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment in branch 1 of the criminal court of Hormozgan Province, presided by Judge Ab-roshan.

      Hassan Hayati was first arrested and imprisoned at age 16. He was again arrested later for homosexuality and has now been in prison for seven years.

      These are only examples of the barbaric and inhuman treatment of homosexuals by the Islamic Government. Hassan Hayati’s only crime is his inclination toward his own sex and for that, he has been in prison for 7 years.

      Hossein Shool and Alireza Firooz-Abadi have been sentenced to death merely because they are homosexuals.

      The worldwide community and particularly, defendants of homosexual rights have to observe this tragedy and protest against the crimes of Islamic governments and Islamic terror gangs.

      The lives of homosexuals are in danger in countries where Islamic terror gangs such as ISIS have a presence and power. In 2015, ISIS brutally murdered several homosexuals and threw a number of them off of cliffs in Iraq and Syria.

      While homosexual parades and festivities are held in European countries and in conditions when the European countries as well as the United States – pressured by homosexual rights movement – have backed down and recognized homosexual marriages, the painful and serious conditions of homosexuals in Islamic countries should not be ignored.

      The International Committee Against Execution is initiating an international movement in defense of homosexuals in Islamic countries, and is inviting all to assist us by joining a campaign to save the homosexual death-row inmates in Iran and other Islam-stricken countries.

      The Secretariat of the International Committee Against Execution

      July 11, 2015

       

       

       

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        Dear Mr. Steinmeier, please broadcast this news as well!

        In the German news media and many news programs of major networks, there is a lot of talk about the negotiations of the “Five plus One” group with the representatives of the Islamic Republic, and minute by minute reports of these negotiations are shared with the public. On behalf of the International Committee against Execution we request that you occasionally cover other stories as well. Among them is a letter we have recently received from a prison in Iran, called the Central Penitentiary of Karaj:

        “Wednesday, July 8, 2015 – At Karaj Central Penitentiary, where up till now there was the capacity to execute four people (i.e. there were four gallows for execution), a week ago they started increasing the number of gallows to eight. Once the month of Ramadan is over, there will probably be many executions. The unit in charge of executing sentences at Shahreh-Rey Court has announced that there will be many executions after Ramadan. All the prisoners and death-row inmates are scared. Can something be done to prevent these murders? We are scared.”

        The month of Ramadan will be over in a few days and it appears that the Islamic Government of Iran will increase the widespread, barbaric group executions of prisoners, particularly those convicted of drug related offenses.

        In Iran, one person is executed every two hours. The number of executions has considerably increased, particularly during the nuclear negotiations and the Lausanne agreement. Now, with a nuclear agreement in sight, the Islamic Government of Iran is going to kill more people and increase the number of gallows in prisons to show its might to the masses and to silence those who struggle with poverty, oppression and suppression, and those who witness the Regime backing out of its important ideological slogan, meaning its war with the great Satan. If you are still interested in these “boring” news, please cover this letter from the prisoners and death-row inmates and their fears, in your future reports.

        Mina Ahadi
        The International Committee against Execution
        July 11, 2015

        www.icae-iran.com
        minaahadi26@gmail.com
        00491775692413

         

         

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          This letter is sent to you from that organizations and factions opposing the Islamic Republic of Iran, and opponents of capital punishment. For sure you are aware that after the Lausanne nuclear agreement a more severe wave of executions has started in prisons all over Iran, and that this horrifying wave is still continuing. Within the past two weeks, the Islamic Republic of Iran has executed 153 prisoners in Ghezel Hesar prison, Karaj Central Penitentiary, Urumiyeh Prison, and prisons in Bandar Abbas, Ghazvin, Kerman, Shiraz, Mashhad, Tabriz, Zanjan, etc! These executions are essentially political. The Islamic Republic kills to prove its existence and power.
          Unfortunately, the United Nations and the European Union have not yet taken any serious actions against these barbaric massacres. We ask the European Union, the United Nations and other international institutions to immediately protest these executions and put pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran to stop these crimes.
          We expect the Islamic Republic of Iran, Rohani, Khamenei and all the officials of this regime to be warned with diplomatic and political sanctions by the European Union and the United Nations should the current barbaric murders continue.
          Respectfully,

          1. Campaign to Defend Civil and Political Prisoners
          2. Children Are a Priority Institution
          3. International Committee against Execution
          4. Communist Strugglers
          5. Radio Payam of Canada
          6. Committee for the Freedom of Political Prisoners in Iran
          7. Mothers Against Execution Insitution
          8. Kurdistan Human Rights Association
          9. Anarchists of the Age of anarchism Group
          10. Mina Ahadi
          11. Shabnam Assadollahi
          12. Shiva MAhboobi
          13. Bahieh Jailani
          14. Bijan Fathi
          15. Siamak Bahari
          16. Mahvash Allasvandi
          17. Hesam Yousefi
          18. Ali-Akbar Majidi
          19. Hiwa Molania
          20. Amjad Hossein Panahi
          21. Madeh Nazari
          22. Behrouz Souren
          23. Nezam Jalali
          24. Asghar Karimi
          25. Afsaneh Vahdat
          26. Keyvan Javid
          27. Abdullah Kohnehpoushi
          28. Dariush Sharifian
          29. Morad Amini
          30. Reza Azmoodeh
          32. Tofigh Pirkhezri
          32. Nasrin Ramazanali
          33. Heybat Nodinian
          34. Shayan Sheykhi
          35. Bahman Zakernejad
          36. Laleh Mohammadi
          37. Saber Rahimi
          38. Ali Kalaei
          39. Nima Basirat
          40. Sirwan Ghaderi
          41. Morteza Esmaeilpour
          42. Hataw Abdullahi
          43. Veda Ilka
          44. Bayazid Kurdi
          45. Naser Asghari
          46. Fati Mohammadi
          47. Naser Karimi
          48. Srwnaz Sinaei
          49. Farshid Farrokhnia
          50. Milad Rabei
          51. Mohammad Pakrawan
          52. Peyman Kawoosi
          53. Mohammad Akbarzadeh
          54. Reza Oliya
          55. Karwan Pakseresht
          56. Laleh Moazenzadeh
          57. Aram Karimi
          58. Khlid Nosheh
          59. Kiyarash Bakhshi
          60. Karo Azadi
          61. Elnaz Taghipour
          62. Mahvash Golpariyan
          63. Mansoor Fathi
          64. Behrouz Varghaei
          65. Neser Zamani
          66. Amir Reza Mashaliyan
          67. Shadi Safaei
          68. Fatem Ebrahimi
          69. Mahmoud Ghaedi
          70. Andsheh Alishahi
          71. Ali Chaldawi
          72. Jafar Fadawi
          73. Kamal Mirzadeh
          74. Saeid Madanlou
          75. Mohammad Amin Kamangar
          76. Nader Chegeini
          77. Sohrab Hassari
          78. Masoud Salehi
          79. Sahar Dinarwand
          80. Mohammad Nemati
          81. Behrang Zandi
          82. Nikzad Rezaei
          83. Mohammad Karimi
          84. Manizheh Etmami
          85. Farshid Ranjbar
          86. Pouya Mirzaei
          87. Ali Rasouli
          88. Sahar Zakikhani
          89. Behnam Mohammadi
          90. Rahim Yazdan Parast
          91. Shahla Khabazzadeh
          92. Taha Hoseini
          93. Mohammad Hooshmand
          94. Mostafa Rahmani
          95. Akam Heydari
          96. Faraz Azadi
          97. Kamel Hemmati
          98. Fereshteh Naji Habb Zadeh
          99. Bahar Golsheh
          100. Khalid Zarei
          101. Parsa Abidi
          102. Targol Bahari
          103. Ramyar Rezaei
          104. Hussein Khazaei
          105. Shahab Rokhzadi
          106. Naghmeh Shirazi
          107. Fereshteh Asadi
          108. Hasarah Ebrahimi
          109. Sadaf Koroshnia
          110. Jamal Saberi
          111. Shirzad Choopani
          112. Nina Karimi
          113. Soheyla Abulhasani
          114. Hassan Salehi
          115. Adnan Gouili
          116. Maryam Taghinejad
          117. Nadiyeh
          118. Asad Nodiniyan
          119. Gita Rezaei
          120. Koyestan Amini
          121. Mansour Torkashvand
          122. Nahid Ataei
          123. Sahar Mohammadi
          124. Omar Maroofi
          125. Afshin Shekhjegari
          126. Kirsi Haapoja
          127. Naser Borzouei
          128. Arezoo Mashaliyan
          129. Arash Raji
          130. Amanj Ahadi
          131. Yadi Karimi
          132. Sepehr Ebrahimi
          133. Bahram Kolahzar
          134. Nooshin Ghaderi
          135. Payam Ahadi
          136. Razgar Ahmadi
          137. Jamal Ghavami
          138. Jamileh Khodaei
          139. Abbas Mahboobi
          140. Sahand Motlagh
          141. Maryam Ziya
          142. Arash NAseri
          143. Leyli Paksar
          144. Masoud Azarnoosh
          145. Sousan Saberi
          146. Davoud Aram
          147. Zinat Sadat Ghem Maghami
          148. Amir Arabi
          149. Mehdi Arabi
          150. Soleyman Sigarchi
          151. Majid Hosseini
          152. Awat farrokhi
          153. Reza Fathi
          154. Kati Mousavi
          155. Mina Minaie
          156. Armin Dashti
          157. Badri Zamani
          158. Mohammad Asangaran
          159. Karo Naderi
          160. Aram Naderi
          161. Mehran Mahbubi
          162. Hormoz Raha
          163. Sima Mobini
          164. Shadi Paveh
          165. Sima Dieni
          166. Mona Mahbubi
          167. Mohammad Mosa Talash
          168. Silai Gafar
          169. Belgies Roschan
          170. Nasrin Ben Mansour
          171. Safian Ben razig
          172. Mahsa Faalzadeh
          173. Masoumeh Amen
          174. Sara Nachaie
          175. Nasan Nodinian
          176. Parvin Moaazi
          177. Mahmoud Pakdel
          178. Azar Pouya
          179. Reza Rashidi
          180. Esmaiel Hadafmand
          181. Habib Baktash
          182. Alireza Rashidi
          183. Soma Radmanesh
          184. Mohammad Nemati
          185. Jamla Saberi
          186. Masoud Azar nosh
          187. Sara Masouf

           

          International Committee against Execution (ICAE)

          Web: www.icae-iran.org

          Email: i.c.a.e.i.r@gmail.com

          Phone: 0049-177-5692413

           

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            The names of 50 death row inmates in this prison!

             

            The execution machinery of the Islamic republic kills everyday and the death row inmates are in fear 24 hours a day!

            The secretariat of the International Committee Against Execution has received the news from Karaj’s Central Penitentiary that starting a week ago, the Islamic Republic of Iran has started transferring a number of death row inmates (for drug related charges) to solitary cells. The Regime is showing the these inmates, their families and other death row inmates that it is executing fewer people these days due to religious holidays such as the celebration of the birth of Ali, etc. but they intend to carry out more executions. These kinds of threats by the prison guards and the Regime have caused many of those convicted of drug charges to be frightened of getting executed these days.

             

            Sources have told the International Committee Against Execution: “Since last Saturday till today that is the birthday of Imam Ali and also the 3 days of Secretion, a number of people have been in solitary confinement and in extreme emotional torment.”

             

            Zahed Molla-Zehi, Ahmad Hatami-Kia, Ahmad Zartoshti, Reza Teymouri and Mohsen Abbasi-Zadeh are the prisoners who have been in Solitary confinement since last Sunday, April 26, 2015.

             

            The death row inmates waiting in line and fear of executions in prisons

             A large number of prisoners in the Central Penitentiary of Karaj are those sentences to death. They are worried about their fate and ask international institutions and those opposing execution to protest this new wave of executions and to save their lives.

             

            The International Committee Against Execution tries to gradually publish the names of these young prisoners of the Islamic Republic and asks their families and the people of Iran to protest these executions. We will try to bring these names up in international circles and prevent these sentences to be carried out through organizing international protests.

             

            The following is the list of 50 inmates who are concerned about getting executed at the Central Penitentiary of Karaj within the next few days:

             

            1- Omid Mohamadi Darani

            2-Gholamreza Mirzai

            3-Saeed Zangene

            4-Massoud Kermanjani

            5-Ali Piroz

            6-Behnam Mojahedfar

            7-Salar Shahmoradi

            8-Hasan Abasi

            9-Yaghob Ghadmi

            10-Kambiz Shahbazi

            11-Siros Cheshteh

            12- Mehdi Aflaki

            13-Iraj TizMaghz

            14-Payam Irvani

            15-Babak Majidi

            16-Shahram Khosravi

            17-Ali Yosefi

            18- Mostafa Jamshidi

            19-Mohamad Kia Kiamehr

            20-Alireza Moradi

            21-Akbar Safii

            22-Mohamad Hasanzadeh

            23-Reza Nazari

            24-Heshmat Abasi

            25-Asghar Amiri

            26-Ali Madadpor

            27- Mehdi Rostami

            28-SayedBagher Khanmohamadi

            29-Abas Bagherzadeh

            30-Mehdi Bagherzadeh

            31-Majid Rezai

            32-Alimohamad Hamzehloi

            33-Naser Mohsenikia

            34- Farshad Kalhor Saeedpor

            35-Hasan Miladgazi

            36-Hadi Moghadami

            37-Majid Farjad

            38-Farhad Dadashpor

            39-Majid Dai

            40- Afshar Safari

            41-Mehdi Nikpor

            42-Reza Karampor

            43-Abas Zafari

            44-Zahed Molazehi

            45-Ahmad Hatemi

            46-Ahmad Zartoshti

            47-Reza Taimori

            48-Mohsen Abasi

            49-Abolfazl

            50-Arman Bahrami

             

            The International committee Against Execution is concerned for the well being of a large number of death row inmates in Iran. The news indicates that the executions are continuing in all the cities in Iran and the Islamic Republic of Iran intends to execute more individuals. We have to be united and protest against these horrific crimes.

             

            The Secretariat of the International committee Against Execution

            May 3, 2015

             

             

             

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              The 25 April is The International Day in Protest Against Execution!

              Today, our country respect to its population is on top ranking position in capital punishment.   With excuses as Retribution, drug smuggling, political believes human beings are being hanged every day.  It is scary tragedy which thousands human beings are waiting for execution in Iran.  They are waiting to be dragged from  deep and dark solitary confinement and hanged every moment. It is like sheep herded to the slaughterhouse with difference  that they do know what they should be  waiting for. The men and women sentenced to death, every moment, live with the nightmare of rope and gallows and cranes and hear the news of the death of someone, think the same fate for themselves any moments.

              In the past two weeks alone, this inhuman regime hanged more than 80 people.  There is no end to the depths of this tragedy for their families, their communities, indeed, for all of us: humanity has been sentenced to death.

              The impact of the depravity of this regime is not limited to the Retribution and execution of individuals. There are also broad social psychological repercussions of such barbarity, which explicitly cultivates and justifies violent retaliation among people, and in doing so, reproduces relations of cruelty and brutality among individuals and society. A small example of the damaging effects of such a political Islam culture can be seen in Rajaei Shahr Prison, and Ghezel Hesar Prison, where for many years, thousands of people have been send willingly and unwillingly into the prison wards, including those who have not committed any crime, to suffer while waiting for the moment of death. Including the killing of one or more connective, are to form the new case, and back to take his revenge on society while other political prisoners waiting for death sentences . The adverse psychological effects resulting from the fear and the reality of executions are transmitted to friends, family and the community. Scattered along these pathways, the seeds of social violence and insecurity take root and grow, contributing to a climate in which the rate of executions in Iran has accelerated at a unbelievable  pace.

              The inhumanity that permeates the system, from the interrogators and judges, prison guards, the judiciary, law enforcement, military and security, all the way up to the Supreme Leader, plays a central role in the cycle of repression of individual and social human rights – a repression that is replicated and amplified across the communities,  the country, and then projected across borders to create crisis and the spread of war in the region and the world wide.

              For this reasons, we urge The Campaign Against Execution to prevent reproduction of insecurity and violence  in society done by the Islamic state rulers. They produce violence through tortures, executions, retribution and etc.. . We urge “The campaign Against Execution”  for continuation of discussion and dialogue through various protest campaigns to make society a safer place to live  for its citizens. We embrace the victims’ families with strong feelings of empathy, we call for national protest against the death penalty, and we especially urge the international community to raise awareness of the current situation in Iran, and stand in vocal and public opposition to execution.

              Political Prisoners in Rajaei Shahr Prison, Iran

              23 April 2015

              1- Farid, Azmoudeh

              2- Amir, Amirqholi

              3- Soheil, Babadi

              4- Mohammad, Jarahi

              5- Iraj, Hatami

              6- Khalid, Hardani

              7- Afshin, Hairatian

              8- Shahrokh, Zamani

              9- Mehdi, Shandiz

              10- Saeed, Shirzad

              11- Heshmatollah, Tabarzadei

              12- Alireza, Farahani

               

               

               

               

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                -45 more executed in three prisons of Ghezelhesar, Nedamgah Markazi Karaj, Rajai shahr in the last three days.

                Source:

                The Secretariat of the International Committee Against Executions Reported by The Secretariat of “the International Committee Against Executions”

                11 prisoners aaccused of drug offenses and murder crime today were executed in Rajai Shahr prison Thursday 16 April, 2015. The names of victims has not been given to the Committee till this moment.

                 

                Ghezelhesar prison- The Tuesday 14 April 2015, 15 prisoners were hanged in the prison with name given to “The Secretariat of theInternational Committee Against Executions”

                as follows:

                Mohammad Zahmatkesh, Masom AliMiri, Askar Abdi, Saeed Hassan Moradi, Yaha Yosefi,  Yadolah Mirzai, Hassan Rezai

                 

                Rajai Shahr Prisons: On the Tuesday 14 April 2015, 11 prisoners were executed and their names are not known till this moment.

                 

                Nedamgah Markazi Karaj prison-  On the Monday 13 April, 8 prisoners were hanged with the names which has been known by ” TheSecretariat of the International Committee Against Executions” as follows: Hovayat Shahab Karimi, Hamid Farjlo, Hassan Abolhassani, Ahmad Malekzadeh, Taleb Nabizadeh, Shahram Gholopor, Saeed Pormohamad.  Their bodies have been have been delivered and buried.

                 

                The trusted source said: “The numbers of executed been given out mostly by prisoners from inside of prisons. And probably from 21 March this year only in one prison of Ghezelhesar more than 60 People have been executed.”  Other source said: ” The fear and terror has getting all around prisoners and they suggest that from the 21 of April numbers of execution would be overvelmingly much greater.

                16 April, 2015

                 

                 

                 

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                  From: Ms Mina Ahadi; International Committee Against Executions

                   

                  Your Excellencies Mr. Ban Ki Moon and Mr. Schulz:

                   

                  A few days after Iran’s nuclear agreement in Lausanne; a new and broader wave of executions began in Iran.

                   

                  On April 11, 2015, in the Central Prison of Karaj, the Iranian authorities had planned to transfer 40 prisoners to solitary confinement to await execution at dawn the next morning. As a direct result, there was an uprising inside prison to protest these executions. The following day on April 12th, the families of the condemned prisoners gathered in a demonstration in front of the city of Karaj’s courthouse; which was filmed http://icae-iran.com/1394/01/6859/. On April 13th, eight prisoners were executed at this prison.

                   

                  On April 13, 2015, prisoners from another prison in Karaj, Raja-Shahr prison, contacted ICAE to inform us that 11 prisoners were taken to solitary confinement to be executed the next morning. A report the next day indicated that those prisoners along with some others, estimated to be 19 in total were executed on April 14, 2015.

                   

                  In Zabol prison [in Eastern Iran province of Baluchistan] one person was hanged and 3 are awaiting imminent execution.  On April 10, 2015, two prisoners were tied to pillars without food and water while awaiting execution.

                   

                  In the past the regime has been known to increase the number of executions in the aftermath of surrendering to a perceived enemy. For example, after the cease fire of the Iran-Iraq war in 1988; which the then Supreme Leader and the Leader of the revolution Ayatollah Khomeini saw as surrendering to then enemy Iraq; Khomeini ordered the mass cleansing of political prisoners, most of which did not have death sentences and were in fact near the end of serving their sentence, (For a more in depth report of the 1988 massacres please see attached 145 page report by Mr. Geoffrey Robertson). This method is being continued by the present leader Ali Khamenei after what the regime and the Iranian public may see as surrendering to Western influences with regards to the nuclear talks. As such, the regime avoids appearing weak internally by increasing executions, arrests and the like in order to keep an unsatisfied population in constant fear to avoid a revolt.  Those who have studied this regime believe that this is the way the regime chooses to show strength and power inside Iran.

                   

                  During the P5+1 nuclear talks there was absolute silence with regards to the high rate of executions and human rights violations in Iran. Because of this silence, this matter has taken a turn for the worse.

                   

                  The International Committee Against Executions requests your immediate response to this urgent matter. We ask that you strongly object to these executions. Terrorism is not only achieved by bombs but also by terrorizing citizens for generations through executions. Is the hanging of 700 persons since the beginning of the “moderate” Mr. Rohani’s presidency, which translates to 2 hangings per day, not a form of terrorism?

                   

                  We would like to request that the Islamic Republic of Iran be held accountable by the International community and furthermore we ask for political sanctions to be placed on this regime for the high rate of executions. Your silence in this matter is not acceptable to those sentenced to death, their families and human rights organizations around the globe.

                   

                  Please help us stop executions in Iran. History, as always, shall remain witness.

                   

                  Mina Ahadi

                  15.04.2015

                  Web: www.icae-iran.com

                  Email: i.c.a.e.i.r@gmail.com

                  Tel: 0049 (0) 1775692413

                  Translated from Farsi for ICAE by: Shadi Paveh

                   

                   

                   

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                    Based on the latest reports just received by the secretariat office of the International Committee Against Execution, on Saturday April 11, 2015 16 individuals, who are on death row for drug related charges at the central penitentiary of Karaj, were transferred to solitary cells.

                     

                    These individuals were transferred to solitary cells from wards 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the central penitentiary of Karaj.

                     

                    Following are the names of the inmates in each ward who were transferred to solitary confinement:

                    Ayat Roodbari, Shahram Golpour, Alireza Moradi, Hasan Abolhasani and Hamed Nabizadeh from ward 2;

                    Shahab Karimi, Hamid Farajloo, Ahmad Malekizadeh, Ali Mohammad Lorestani from ward 3;

                    Mostafa Jamshidi, Amir Niazi, Ali Yousefi from ward 4 and;

                    Saeed Pourmohammad from ward 5.

                     

                    An informed source reported: “Tomorrow all the families will be granted visits and the day after, they will all be executed.”

                     

                    An unverified source mentioned that the number of transferred individuals for execution from the central penitentiary of Karaj is approximately 40. However, to avoid riots some of them have been transferred to nearby prisons, including Ghazvin prison.

                     

                    A large number of these convicts are under the age of 30 and each of them has been sentenced to death for possession of a few Grams of drug.

                     

                    After the concession made in the nuclear deal, the Islamic Republic of Iran plans to execute a large number of death row inmates to show its venomous might and to scare the masses. ( As in the First such a concession on the late summer of 1988 to make ceasefire with Iraq in the 8 years war, they had to execute  thousands political prisoners for the same purposes during two weeks time frame as they are trying to do it now)

                     

                    The families of the death row inmates have announced that they will be assembling in front of the Karaj District Attorney at 9 am on Sunday, April 12th. The International Committee Against Execution requests that everyone protest against this crime in unity and regardless of where you are.

                     

                    The Secretariat at the International Committee Against Execution

                     

                    April 11, 2015

                     

                     

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                      During the last 20 days, the Islamic regime of Iran have accelerated its execution machine and hanged over 100 prisoners. Today 3 March, family members of 6 political prisoners in Rajaei Shahr prison have been informed that their loved ones will be executed tomorrow 4 March. The names of these political prisoners are as follows: Hamed Ahmadi, Jahangir Dehghani, Jamshid Dehghani, Kamal Mollai, Sedigh Mohammadi, Hadi Hosseini.

                      The International Committee against Execution-Stockholm asks the Swedish authorities to react to the savagery and brutality shown by the Islamic Regime of Iran and demand a stoppage of executions.

                      Respectfully,

                      Representative of International Committee against Execution

                      Hormoz Raha