Iran and the ICCPR… a love story!

‪#‎Iran‬:

At least 49 people including 2 ‪‎women and 47 ‪men were executed in the period from (23rd August to 19th September 2014) in Iran.

17 people were executed today. The execution of ‪political prisoners‬ in Iran is something normal to the state there. Almost all the political prisoners whom most of them are from ‪Ahwaz‬ region are being charged by ‘Mofsed-e-filarz’, meaning ‘spreading corruption on earth’ and ‘Moharebeh’, meaning ‘enmity against God’! O_O

‪Execution is a kind of ‪capital punishment in Iran. It is the maximum punishment for the convicted individuals. Section 6 of Article 2 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (‪‎ICCPR‬) states; “In countries which have not abolished the ‪death penalty‬, sentence of death may be imposed only for the most serious crimes in accordance with the law in force at the time of the commission of the crime and not contrary to the provisions of the present Covenant and to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. This penalty can only be carried out pursuant to a final judgment rendered by a competent court.”

Iran has not signed the ‪Optional Protocol‬ to the ICCPR, which calls for the abolition of the death penalty and despite international warnings regarding executions and stopping the death penalty, and despite the lack of ‪fair trial‬ standards, a large number of ‪‎criminals‬ and ‪‎offenders‬ are being executed by ‪hanging‬ them in ‪public‬ and in some cases secretly.

Iran has the second highest number of executions after ‪China‬. But if we want to compare the relative population of the two countries, the number of criminals and executed people, Iran will be the first country!

‪Bravo‬ ‪Rouhani‬, Iran is really improving its situation among the ‪‎Peace Loving‬ countries. ‪‎Congratulations idiot!

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‪Monitoring Human Rights violations committed by the ‪Iranian Government.

Mouaaz Al-Ajami

Beirut, Lebanon

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