Since the beginning of 2015, at least 400 prisoners have been executed in Iran.

The execution frenzy in Iran (most taking place in public streets where hundreds gather to watch and cheer) continues at an alarming rate. This barbaric brutality is ignored by world political leaders and almost never published in the media.

From May 19 to 21, 2015,  the antihuman clerical regime in Iran has executed 37 prisoners, either inside prisons or on the streets of various Iranian cities, reports The Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI),

On May 20 and 21, twenty-four prisoners were executed in three group hangings in Ghezel Hessar and Gohardasht prisons in Karaj.

Three prisoners were executed in public in the cities of Qouchan, Minab and Shiraz. The execution in Minab was carried out in football field in the town to further intensify the atmosphere of fear among the youth.


In the last three weeks 44 prisoners convicted of drug charges have been executed in the Gehzelhesar prison of Karaj.

In Shiraz, a prisoner that was condemned to death and about to be executed received 111 lashes before he was executed.

Eight who were hanged in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 21, in Ghezel Hessar Prison were among the prisoners who had protested the wave of collective and secret executions in this prison on 17 August 2014 in order to stop the execution of a number of their cellmates and had clashed with prison guards.

Execution of nine prisoners in two group hangings in prisons in Shiraz and Arak on May 19 plus another prisoner in the central prison of Arak are the other crimes of this regime in this time span.

The objective of the savage regime of velayat-e faqih that the Iranian people call it the Godfather of ISIS is to intensify the atmosphere of terror and horror in order to control social protests that have turned into a nightmare for the clerical regime.



The death penalty is applied for over 100 violent and non-violent crimes. The vast majority of non-violent criminals do not make it to execution - they are, flogged, tortured, or murdered in prison.

Crimes punishable by death include adultery, apostasy, blasphemy, drug-trafficking, prostitution, homosexuality, sorcery, zina (sexual intercourse between partners not married to each other), individuals converting or preaching Christianity or Judaism, insulting Allah or prophet Muhammad, corruption on Earth (can virtually mean anything; a legal ‘catch-all term’ that the defendant is an enemy of Allah for a variety of offences), pregnant out of wedlock, females wearing indecent clothing, conspiring against the government, consuming alcohol, gambling and plotting to overthrow the Islamic regime. Executions remain a sordid public spectacle. The condemned are ritually humiliated by being paraded in public and insulted before being executed by hanging, strangled by crane, or stoned to death.


Under strict Islamic/Sharia laws, a male offender is buried up to the waist with his hands tied behind his back, while a female offender is buried up to her neck. Spectators, usually male, then carry out the stoning by hurling rocks and stones at the offender. The stones are deliberately chosen to be large enough to cause pain, but not big enough to kill the offender in just one or two strikes. Eventually (can take up to one hour or more) the offender dies from shock due to blood loss.


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