IRAN: 10 KURDISH POLITICAL PRISONERS EXECUTED
February 28, 2011: 10 Kurds were hanged in the central prison in Umrye, Iran, for being members of Kurdish political parties. Three were identified as Hamid Bhadori and Seida Ansari, from Bradost district, and Behzad Henare, from Mastekan district. Two of the ten were reportedly women.
Residents of Urmye gathered outside the office of the municipality to demonstrate against the executions. Iranian Revolutionary Guard soldiers attacked the people and several of the demonstrators and guards have been injured. (Sources: UNPO.org, 03/03/2011, NCR-Iran.org, 03/03/2011)