21 political prisoners executed in Iran

More than 21 political prisoners have been executed in Iranon Tuesday 2nd of August 2016

Join us to stop execution in Iran- send a protest letter



The Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI) has been informed that the Islamic regime executed more than 21 political prisoners on Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 in Gohardasht prison. The prison guards, under a heavy and tight security control, have initially separated these prisoners from others by taking them to solitary confinement and then to the execution chamber. The families of these prisoners have been asked, by the prison official, to come for a visit but instead were told that their loved ones have been executed but they were not even allowed to visit their graves. 

These prisoners were tried in a five minutes kangaroo style court without an access to a lawyer or other representatives. They were also tortured while in prison. These prisoners were convicted of ‘acting against national security’. This, in reality, means they have exercised their rights to freedom of speech and expressed their opposition to the Islamic regime. Exercising any form of freedoms of expression is banned under the Islamic regime and is punishable by execution in Iran.

CFPPI has also received information that many more political prisoners, some of whom are well-known such as Saleh Kohandel, Pirouz Mansouri and Afshin Bayemani, are in danger of being executed by the Islamic regime and under the presidency of Rouhani. These three prisoners have been transferred to a solitary confinement which means their life is in danger   as well.

CFPPI demands that the execution of prisoners must be stopped immediately and unconditionally. We ask the international community, in a show of solidarity with the families of these prisoners, to strongly condemn the savagery displayed by Rouhani’s Islamic regime in Iran. The international community must demand a halt to all executions in Iran.

Help us to stop executions in Iran. Take a few minutes to copy& paste the following sample letter in an email and sent it to the following addresses.

Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)


For more information please contact:

Shiva Mahbobi, Spokesperson for CFPPI
+44(0) 7572356661

Sample letter

I express my strongest protest against the execution of more than 21 political prisoners in Gohardasht prison in Iran on 2nd August 2016. We demand that all current execution sentences and further such sentences issues by the Islamic judiciary system in Iran to be stopped immediately and unconditionally.

Name :


Please send your letter to one or all the following email addresses.  We recommend that you send the letter to all the addresses. If you tweet, please send to the following addresses.

@eu_eeas @UNGeneva @amnesty @shaheedsr @UNrightswire @Rouhani_ir @khamenei_ir

Email addresses:

Ali Khamenei
Twitter: @khamenei_ir (English) or @Khamenei_fa (Persian)
Email: info_leader@leader.ir

Hassan Rouhani
Email: media@rouhani.ir
Twitter: @HassanRouhani (English) and
@Rouhani_ir (Persian)

Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations
Email: iran@un.int

Martin Shulz,

The President of the European Parliament



Ahmed Shaheed,

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Situation in Iran


EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy : Catherine Ashton     catherine.ashton@ec.europa.eu



Cc: freepoliticalprisoners@gmail.com



About shivamahbobi

Women's rights activist and spokesperson for ​ Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI), former political prisoner ,TV producer and presenter

Posted on August 3, 2016, in Death Penalty - اعدام, English, Political Prisoners - زندانيان سياسى, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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