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As Iran engages in negotiations with P5+1 countries over its controversial nuclear program, it continues to commit human rights violations with impunity at home.

Two Iranian Kurdish political prisoners were executed in the central prison in the city of Orumiyeh at the dawn on Thursday.

The world has once again; found a reason to look at Iran in contempt, where it has become the center of another incident, one that highlights its oppression and extremism.

Saman Naseem is due to executed on February 19, after being arrested on July 17, 2011, after a gun battle between Revolutionary Guards and an armed opposition group. After his arrest he was held in a Ministry of Intelligence detention center, without any access to his family or a lawyer. Amnesty International here, is appealing to halt the execution of this 17 year old, who was tortured for 97 days in a bid to force a confession for being part of an opposition group, one that was resisting the Iranian regime.

Despite an outcry from the international community and several human rights organizations against the use of capital punishment in Iran, the world still sees an increasing amount of images of hangings being carried out, ones that are justified by the Iranian regime as being a righteous duty for them.

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