In the last few weeks, there have been a number of executions by hanging in Iran! First, there was a group of 17, in the name of thugs and criminals! Then yesterday, Aug 01, it was a group of 9! They were all announced by the Iranian Judiciary.
This trend coincides with the anniversary of 18 Tir, the university movement, and the arrest of a group of Iranian-American academics, in the name of soft revolution!
One would wonder, is it a political message by the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) to its citizens? Or is the IRI trying to scare its citizens not to demand their civil and political rights?
But, it seems that it is its ignorance and faliure to acknowledge their civil and political rights!