Iran executed 27 prisoners in August

TEHRAN — Reports revealed the execution of 27 prisoners across Iran in August. Most of the executions took place in the central prisons of Isfahan, Qom, and Urmia, according to a statement by opposition organization Mujahedin-e Khalq.

Co-leader of the organization Maryam Rajavi said that the goal of the executions carried out by the Iranian regime is to terrorize society and prevent popular protests.

Rajavi continued stating that the government has made killing a normal thing, pointing out that by hanging citizens in the streets in front of families and the public, they tear at the hearts, minds, and consciences of the people.

“The executions are the remaining mechanism to prevent the explosion of public anger and spontaneous mass gatherings,” she added.

The report indicated that the executions were accompanied by a campaign of arrests, with the number of detainees last month reaching 762 people under various pretexts, such as supporting the activities of Mujahedin-e Khalq, participating in hostile operations against national security, publishing materials inciting protests in Mashhad, and participation in gatherings in support of the Khuzestan uprising.

Recent reports included information about killings under torture and sick prisoners reportedly killed through neglect, as was the case of political prisoner Maryam Akbari.

Akbari was transferred to Samnan Prison while her health was critical and deprived of visits and phone calls.