published : 2023-11-16

Iran's 'Execution Spree' Leaves 107 Activists and Ethnic Minorities Dead Since Israel-Hamas War

Amnesty International Ranks Iran as the Second-Leading Executioner in the World

A protest banner held by activists campaigning against the Iranian regime's human rights violations (taken with Nikon D850)

Iran has been on an alarming 'execution spree' since the start of the Israel-Hamas war, with over 100 people killed, including anti-regime activists and ethnic minorities.

According to Amnesty International, Iran has earned the dubious distinction of being the second-leading executioner in the world, following closely behind China.

Ret. Gen. Frank McKenzie, a prominent figure in the military, has spoken out against Iran's proxy attacks on U.S. troops in the Middle East and acknowledged their use of force.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has condemned the Iranian regime's brutal executions, which continue to rise in an alarming manner.

The NCRI has called for the international community to ostracize Iran, stating that appeasement with the regime is a clear violation of human rights standards.

Ret. Gen. Frank McKenzie speaking at a press conference about Iran's proxy attacks on U.S. troops in the Middle East (taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)

Independent news outlet Al-Monitor reported that Iran has executed 114 people, with the accusations ranging from fabricated crimes to vague charges such as 'corruption on Earth' and 'enmity against God'.

The NCRI, however, states that the number of executions is closer to 107 and is expected to rise in the coming days and weeks.

Ebrahim Raisi, Iran's president, has taken a leading role in responding to the Israel-Hamas war, despite doubts cast on the casualty numbers by multiple U.S. officials.

Amnesty International further affirms that Iran has targeted its Baluchi ethnic minority group, with 20% of recorded executions directed towards them, even though they comprise only 5% of the population.

NCRI's leader, Maryam Rajavi, bashes the Iranian regime for its continuous violations of human rights principles and standards, emphasizing the regime's disregard for the right to life, freedom of expression, assembly, and due process.

Maryam Rajavi, leader of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, addressing a crowd during a rally against the Iranian regime (taken with Sony Alpha a7 III)

Iran chaired a one-day human rights council at the U.N., drawing condemnation from watchdog groups.

The presence of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, along with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at a recent meeting of Middle Eastern and Muslim leaders in Riyadh raises concerns, as both leaders have been implicated in the deaths of thousands of people.

French courts have even issued an arrest warrant for Assad related to alleged chemical weapon attacks.

This article aims to shed light on Iran's alarming 'execution spree,' its human rights violations, and its growing influence in the Middle East conflict.