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The main Iranian opposition group named 1,107 political prisoners it said have been executed by Iran since the August cease-fire in the Persian Gulf War with Iraq. In a telegram sent to U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar, Massoud Rajavi, leader of the Iraq-based Moujahedeen organization, said the reported figure is only a portion of at least 12,000 political executions carried out throughout Iran in the last five months. Rajavi quoted eyewitness reports from Iran as saying that a great number of political prisoners have been executed in recent weeks with the use of poison gas.


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