Archive for October 2013

Execution of 16 Baluchi prisoners highlights the ongoing State terror policy

Paris, 28 October 2013. Sixteen Iranian Baluchi prisoners were speedily executed on 26 October in retaliation for an armed attack by Baluchi insurgents on the previous day in Saravan city, south-east Iran.

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IRAN: Pressure against human rights defenders continues

THE OBSERVATORY – PRESS RELEASE – Paris-Geneva, October 18, 2013. While international relationships between Iran and western countries have been warming up, progress on human rights remains to be seen. Dozens of human rights defenders continue to serve prison sentences and dozens of others are awaiting court decisions in retaliation for their human rights work.

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Alireza M.: An Appeal to Our Humanity

“Carrying out a second execution on a man who somehow managed to survive 12 minutes of hanging … betrays a basic lack of humanity that sadly underpins much of Iran’s justice system.”
 Philip Luther, Amnesty International

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Iran must halt execution of prisoner who ‘survived hanging’

16 October 2013 – Amnesty International – Iran must stop the execution of man who was found alive at a morgue a day after being hanged, Amnesty International urged today after authorities said the prisoner would be hanged for a second time once his condition improves.
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Death penalty in Iran

A State terror policy – Special Update for 11th World Day against the Death Penalty

I. INTRODUCTION – The change of administration in the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) and taking of office by a new president on 3 August 2013 has not brought any change as far as the death penalty is concerned. Between the 14 June presidential election and 1st October, more than 200 people have been reportedly executed, including possibly four people who may have been younger than 18 at the time of the commission of the alleged crimes.[1]

Methods and obstacles for elimination of the death penalty

Universal Tolerance – October 10 , 2013 – By: Mohammad Mostafaei
Introduction: October 10 is the world day against the death penalty, a day that can be reminiscent of respect for human dignity and right to life. A day in which many human rights activists and organizations object to death penalty sentences and chant “No to the death penalty” like previous years.

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Iran Should Halt Executions as Rate of Hangings Accelerates “125 People Executed Since Rouhani Took Office”

(October 8, 2013) – 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, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran and the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center said today.

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