At least three prisoners were hanged in cities of Nowshahr and Qazvin on Wednesday while anther report indicates that a group of three prisoners were transferred for execution in Gohardasht prison in city of Karaj.
Last week, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s in his annual report to the General Assembly expressed alarm at the recent increase in executions in Iran.
The report said: the promises made by Hassan Rouhani “have not yet led to significant improvements, and restrictions on freedom of expression continue to affect many areas of life.”
He also criticized the Iranian regime for carrying out death sentences on juveniles. “According to information gathered from reliable sources, more than 160 juveniles are currently on death row and at least two have been executed in recent months for crimes that they committed when they were younger than 18,” Ban’s report said.
Under so-called ‘moderate’ Hassan Rouhani the country has faced highest number of executions in a year compared to any Iranian regime’s president for the past 25 years