Iranian opposition groups posted a video online of three recent public hangings in Iran. According to information provided by these group, the victims were all political dissidents and were arrested for protesting the regime.
The hangings took place in Shiraz, a city of over one and a half million people and the fifth largest city in Iran. In the video, a young person can be seen being led up to a crane and a noose put around his neck.
Political protests in Iran reached an unprecedented level in early 2018. Even though media coverage of the protests quickly died out, anti-regime activists expect they will escalate as the economic situation becomes more dire due to the effects of America’s sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
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