Executioner Mullahs Put Anti-Regime Protesters on Death Row
ICBPS– Islamic Republic of Iran’s judiciary system carried out a death sentence yesterday – hanged Mostafa Salehi, one of several men sentenced to the death penalty for alleged roles in anti-regime protests in the recent months.
The execution was carried out in the yard of Dastgerd prison in Isfahan, central Iran. Five other men arrested during the same protests in the same province are now on death row, according to the news.
The Islamic judiciary, previously, sentenced Mostafa to capital punishment for alleged participation in Iran Protests on the ambiguous charges of killing an IRGC triggerman.
Mostafa was brought to the dreadful detentions, where the goal of inquisition, and brutally tortured into confessing to be a killer of the IRGC hitman.
The medieval punishment was carried out on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, as a retribution-in-kind sentence for alleged demand by the IRGC’s parents, according to state-run news agencies.
In mid-July, the Islamic executioner machine temporarily upheld the execution of three protesters, Amirhossein Moradi, Mohammad Rajabi and Saeed Tamjidi – who are reported to be in their 20s, after the No To Execution hashtag went viral online that was used millions of times [online].
The United Nations experts expressed concern, emphasized the men confessed under torture, and were subjected to unfair trials.
The Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) carries out more executions than any other country, except China, as it executed at least 8,000 people in 20 years – with considering darkness 1988’s that thousands of political prisoners were killed in a short period of extrajudicial killings in the Iranian prisons. In 2015, IRI – under the so-called moderate Hassan Rouhani presidency – scheduled numerous death penalties and hanged nearly 1,000 people. This was the year that Obama-led six superpowers agreed over a nuclear treaty (Iran Deal) – which provided billions of windfall of cash into the bank accounts of the kleptocrats.
On July 8, IRI hanged a man in the city of Mashhad following the repeated convictions for alleged drinking alcohol. Since the Khomeinist regime took power in the 1979 Islamic Revolution, under Shari’a law, alcoholic consumption has been strictly forbidden in the country. Alcohol, however, is readily available on the black market, despite the severe penalties.
The Islamic judiciary carried out another execution – hanged Diaku Rasoulzadeh and Saber Sheikh Abdollah on the basis of torture-tainted “confessions.” “Diaku Rasoulzadeh and Saber Sheikh Abdollah are the latest victims of Iran’s deeply flawed criminal justice system, which systematically relies on fabricated evidence including ‘confessions’ obtained under torture and other ill-treatment to secure criminal convictions,” said Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa.
Early July, IRI hanged Reza Asgari, the former defense ministry employee, for alleged charges of passing information of the FTO-IRGC missile programme to the U.S. Another execution took place mid-July after Tehran stated that it executed Mahmoud Mousavi Majd who was convicted of providing information to the U.S. and Israel about dead terrorist Qasem Soleimani.
In February, IRI also handed down a similar sentence for Amir Rahimpour, another man convicted of spying for the U.S. and conspiring to sell information on Tehran’s nuclear program. In 2016, the nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri was reportedly hanged for alleged treason for providing secrets to the US.
In late June, IRI issued a death sentence for Ruhollah Zam, who headed Amadnews, which had more than 1 million followers on the Telegram app. Zam was convicted of corruption on earth for alleged incited violence during the 2017-2018 Iran Protests. In Iran, “Corruption on Earth” is the charge often used in cases allegedly involving espionage or attempts to overthrow the regime, which could carry the death penalty.
The Islamic Republic of Iran also hangs young people who are convicted of charges in which the accused were under 18 at the time of the [alleged] crime.
In 2019, Amnesty International reported that two 17-year-old boys flogged and secretly executed in Adelabad prison in Shiraz, southern Iran.
Photo Credit by the Sun.
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