Rouhani, the Soft!

#Iran/#Ahwaz:
The Iranian authorities should impose an immediate moratorium on #executions in Iran given the alarming rise in the use of the #death_penalty in recent weeks.
As #World_Day_Against_the_Death_Penalty approaches on October 10, the #Judiciary should review the sentencing guidelines that allow for the use of #capital_punishment, and revise them in accordance with international standards.
In the two weeks between September 11 and September 25, Iranian officials #hanged a record 50 individuals, primarily for supporting the National Resistance Movement of Al Ahwaz.

The problem is that, while the hypocrite #Rouhani was promoting a softer image of Iran internationally during his visit to New York weeks ago, it was business as usual on the domestic front with scores of prisoners put to death following unfair trials. Since Rouhani’s inauguration, the increasing number of prisoners being sent to the gallows is indefensible!!

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#Monitoring_Human_Rights_violations committed by the #Iranian_Government.

Mouaaz Al Ajami

Beirut, Lebanon

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