Posted by: bahareiran | August 24, 2010

Iran: Three other hanged, 1269 arrested in Tehran

Three other prisoners identified only with their initials, S. R., A. M., and M. Kh. were hanged in public in the city of Azna in Lorestan province. The inhumane measure was carried out in the presence of a number of the regime’s officials, including the province’s judiciary chief “amidst tight security and in public” (state-run Fars news agency, August 12, 2010)

At the same time, Brig. Gen. Hossein Sajedinia, the commander of the Greater Tehran State Security Forces (SSF), said 1,269 people have been arrested in the capital city in one week alone. The arrests were made under the regime’s pretext of protecting “social security.” According to this report, “In the last week, 964 vehicles and motorbikes were stopped during the implementation of the social security plan.”

Brig. Gen. Ahmad-Reza Radan, the Deputy Commander of the SSF, threatened on Sunday that, “We will not in any way show lenience … during the implementation of the social and moral security plan.”

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