Five prisoners were hanged in Kerman Prison (southern Iran) and a 24-year-old man was hanged in public in Chalmeh Sang village near Mashhad (northeast Iran). Another prisoner was hanged in public on November 9 in Shiraz, southern Iran.
In another development, the Iranian Judiciary sentenced 12 people to one year imprisonment, each, and payment of cash fine. They had been arrested in a 2015 demonstration in protest to the harrowing death of Farinaz Khosravani in Sardasht.
Residents of Mahabad, Sanandaj, Sardasht and other cities of Iranian Kurdistan poured into the streets and staged a demonstration on May 3, 2015, in protest to the death of Farinaz Khosravani who threw herself off the fourth floor of a hotel where she worked to escape being sexually assaulted by an agent of the Intelligence Department. The regime clamped down harshly on the protest and made many arrests but has taken no action yet against the Intelligence agent who is responsible for the death of Ms. Khosravani.
The Iranian Resistance urges international human rights bodies to condemn the flagrant violations of human rights by the Iranian regime. The NCRI calls on the public and youths in Iran to stand up to executions, torture and suppressive measures by uniting in solidarity against the clerical regime.