23 August 2005 :since the election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the mullahs' regime has resorted to a frenzied wave of public hangings and death decrees, the National Council of Resistance of Iran said in a statement.
The state-controlled media reported seven death sentences just in the past three days. These bring the number of prisoners hanged since June 26, 2005, immediately after Ahmadinejad's elections, to 20. The number of those sentenced to death during the same period stands at 23. At least five victims were below the age of 18 at the time of their execution or when the alleged offense took place. Three victims were women.
The hangings and death sentences were in Tehran, Karaj (west of the capital), Arak and Isfahan (central Iran), Hamedan and Pol-e Dokhtar (west) Mashad (northeast), Salmas and Ardebil (northwest), Kerman and Bandar Abbas (south) Gonbad-e Kavoos (north), and Ahwaz (southwest).
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, urged the United Nations Secretary General, High Commissioner for Human Rights and all international human rights organizations “to condemn these barbaric crimes and to take urgent and serious action to stop the executions.”