A call for stopping executions in Iran

Iranian Regime Executes Twelve Prisoners

A call for stopping executions in Iran

A demonstration by supporters of MEK in Paris, calling for an end to executions in Iran-February 2018

Twelve prisoners were executed in Iran’s Kerman Prison on December 6th. The prisoners were executed for the crime of drug trafficking. This is despite the fact that regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guards control the trafficking of narcotics in Iran. The regime and its surrogates use the drug trade to make billions of dollars to support the regime’s exportation of terrorism and warmongering in the region.

Two weeks ago, Rouhani said on State television that “when it comes to drugs, there is dirty money when there is dirty money, there is money laundering, in Afghanistan, in Iran, in Turkey, in Europe …”

Rahmani Fazli, Rouhani’s Interior Minister previously made this confession: “The annual flow of money from drugs is 20 trillion tomans, which is equivalent to two-thirds of the country’s development budget. Dirty money from drug trafficking penetrates all sectors. In the field of politics, elections and the transfer of political power in the country.”

The regime distributes drugs to finance its terrorist activities. Aside from the obvious issue of the regime’s exportation of terrorism in the region and abroad, the regime has powered a drug epidemic that has devastated the youth of Iran. In addition to this, the regime executes the victims of the epidemic it has created in order to create a climate of fear. The mullahs hope that this environment of suppression and intimidation will prevent the spread of anti-regime protests led by the MEK.

Garmaby, a member of the regime’s parliament, stated on the Parliament website that “the age of drug addiction has become very low in our country and (drug) is easily accessible to everyone. You can buy it [drugs] from any kiosk at the intersections.”

In a June 12, 2015 interview on State television, the Deputy Minister of Sports and Youth said, “Among the 23 million young people in our country, 3 million are addicted.”

According to the ISNA news agency, the head of the State anti-narcotic organization reported four million drug addicts in Iran as of October of 2018 and said that 21 percent of the country’s 13 million workers are addicted to drugs. The regime’s former Vice-President for Women’s Affairs said that 10 percent of drug addicts are women. The actual numbers are likely to be much higher than those reported by the regime.

The Iranian regime also exports drugs outside of the country and traffics them to a number of foreign countries. Reuters reported in November that 270 tons of heroin were discovered in a ship in the port of Genoa, Italy. The heroin originated from Iran. German media reported in May that 45 kilograms of heroin were found embedded in Iranian carpets at Germany’s Leipzig Airport. The carpets were intended to be exported. According to the Federal Prosecutor’s Office in Germany, 150 kilograms of heroin was found in Iranian trucks traveling from Iran through Turkey to Germany. Many other reports have surfaced of the regime’s large-scale distribution of narcotics.

On a November 19th report on Sky News, the Basra Provincial Police Commander in Iraq said Iran was “the source of 80 percent of the narcotics in the province.”

“Today, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps obtains the necessary currency through the sale of narcotics and has turned Iraq to the drug transfer center for different regions of the world,” he added.

“The Iraqi people and knowledgeable people are aware that drug trafficking in Iraq is under the control of the Iranian regime and is under the control of the Revolutionary Guards and supported by the militants of Hashd al-Sha’bi,” he said.

Staff Writer

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