2004-08-08

Enraged Citizens Thwart Executions in Zahdan, Iran

The city of Zahdan , in the province of Sistan and Baluchistan in southeastern Iran, was the scene of a showdown between citizens and IRI security forces after the announcement of five scheduled executions. After the first victim, a 25-year-old man, was hanged, the crowd erupted in intifada-like rebellion. Read the news release from SMCCDI on Free Iran.