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Iran: UA 235/88 – Iran: Death Penalty: Political Executions

, Index number: MDE 13/014/1988

Amnesty International condemns the political executions carried out in Iran during the last month, which are reportedly still continuing. It is concerned by the continuing ban on family visits to political prisoners in Evin Prison in Tehran and elsewhere which has fuelled speculation that hundreds of political prisoners may have been executed. The executions have reportedly been carried out predominantly on members and supporters of People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), but about 20 supporters of other political opposition groups are also reported to have been executed. Amnesty International does not have sufficient information to estimate the number of political executions, but it is deeply concerned by the apparent escalation.

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