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Iran’s atrocious death penalty & the Iranian resistance view on this issue

Iran revolution experienced a terrible rubbing when Khomeini came in power in 1979 although by the name of so-called “Islam and defending Muslims” but since then thousands of Iranian youth have lost their lives with many different pretexts by “Death penalty” in Mullahs ruling and the question is Why is the world silent when juveniles are executed in Iran?

Execution of a Jevenile

Unfortunately, the world remains silent when many Iranian political prisoners are tormented to death or hanged?  Why is this Iranian regime’s barbaric tyranny not pressured to publish at least a complete list of names of those it executes?  A large number of the defenseless Iranians are secretly executed in prisons. Several thousand more are on the death row.  They don’t even give a second thought about their parents and of their families, wives, and children who spend nights and days under terrible stress.

Who can think and not to be shocked about the women who sell their kidneys to pay for their husbands’ blood money and save them from being executed?

Hassan Rouhani, Iranian regime’s president has clearly pronounced that these executions “are either based on Divine Law or on some legislation adopted by the parliament and we only carry them out.”

Despite some differences, the ruling mullahs have a common viewpoint on executions and repression. They abuse the executions to preserve their regime.

Tens of thousands of people have been executed only because of their opposition to the regime. All were accused of various unjustifiable and invalid charges without any due process of the law.

Based on the clerical regime’s penal code, anyone who is a member or supporter of the MEK or in any way affiliated to it is considered a Monafegh (the name which Mullahs call the MEK members or their supporters) and the punishment for a Monafegh is death. The number of those who have been executed for their dissent is by no means small, and countless youth have been executed for protesting the nationwide oppression.

Of course, Islam and also in international law do not consider struggling for regime change to be a crime; it is the fundamental and inalienable right of any nation to overturn oppression and injustice.

Many youths are executed on drug charges. The Iranian regime hangs a considerable number of Iranian youths on this charge. But those executions violate the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

The mullahs’ only objective is to terrorize the society and suppress social protests.

The Iranian regime has turned killing into a common, daily routine.
The terrible act! The local hanging of convicts in front of their families, and even their children, crushes their hearts, minds, and conscience.

The worst of all, Executions, stoning, amputations of limbs, and eye gouging and all kind of torture have been institutionalized and turned into law in Iranian brutal regime.

Death penalty and Existence of Iranian regime

The existence and rule of this regime depend on executions because if there are no more executions, there would be nothing to prevent the eruption of public fury and seething social uprisings by the people as we saw in Iran streets by youth, truck drivers and merchant’s strikes, despite of arrest of a large number of them and killing them under the pretext of suicide in prisons.

No doubt without executions, the Mullahs couldn’t deny people’s freedoms and instead step up suppression, intimidation and all sorts of restrictions into the most private angles of people’s lives?

Without executions, how else could the mullahs increase the prices several folds every day, squander the public’s wealth and revenues in regional wars and plunder them in a life of luxury?

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi as Iranian resistance president Elect has insisted that: Our plan is an Iran without the death penalty

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Iranian resistance plan for future is an Iran without the death penalty and devoid of torture. This plan is putting an end to torture and all forms of human rights abuse in Iran.

The Iranian Resistance declared years ago that it calls for the abolition of the death penalty and an end to torture and all forms of rights abuses in Iran.

Our plan is to revive friendship, conciliation, and tolerance.
Our plan for future is to put an end to the mullahs’ religious decrees. We reject the inhuman penal code and other abusive laws of this regime. We believe Retribution is an inhuman law.

We advocate laws that are based on forgiveness, compassion, and humanity.
The Iranian Resistance Leader Massoud Rajavi ordered the release of thousands of Khomeini’s agents arrested in the battles of the National Liberation Army of Iran –many of whom had committed murder against the PMOI– without the slightest violation of their human rights.

This is an enduring tradition of the Iranian people’s resistance.
Our plan is to institute an independent, dynamic and free judiciary.
Our plan is to defend democratic values, freedom, equality and sanctity of every citizen’s private life.

No one will be arrested arbitrarily; torture is banned; no defendant is deprived of the right to defense and having a defense attorney; the principle of presumption of innocence is respected and no one, especially no woman, will be deprived of having access to justice when subjected to violence, aggression and abuse of her freedoms.

Our plan for Iran’s future is that no one should be denied his/her freedoms, rights or life because of having or not having faith in a particular religion or for abandoning it.

Our plan is for all citizens to enjoy genuine security and equal rights before the law.
Yes, we are seeking a new order based on freedom, democracy and equality.

We have chosen to persevere and fight on to let our people enjoy a life in freedom and prosperity, so that no youngster under 18 years of age would have to wait in the corridors of death in prison to reach legal age for execution; so that no mother would ever shed tears of grief for her executed child.

Our motivation for resistance till victory is not spite and revenge but our love for freedom and human rights. This is fuel sour steadfastness. And the secret to this endurance is nothing but being prepared to sacrifice and pay the price.

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1 comment

Ali Mahmodi December 6, 2018 at 8:12 pm

This is a real article about Iran. Thank you Hossein for this article


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