Tehran, Iran, Sep. 07 –
Two Iranian Kurdish activists were hanged in a prison in the town of Orumieh, northwest Iran, for their opposition to the
Iranian regime, opposition websites reported on Wednesday.
Esmaeil Mohammadi, a
38-year-old father of five, was a Kurdish activist who supported the
Kurdish Komala organisation
and had been arrested in the western Iranian town of Boukan in 2002. Mohammadi was reported tortured while in prison.
The second political prisoner executed was Mohammad Panj-Bini
who was a member of separate Kurdish group.
Several other Kurdish activists are awaiting execution in Iranian
The Iranian regime has stepped up the execution of political prisoners,
many of which are carried out in secret, primarily to create an atmosphere
of fear among Iran’s rebellious