Iran Experiencing Even More Executions
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), supporters who have been tried in Evin Prison may face execution, as the regime believes they are anti-God. It appears that these most recent executions are being used to terrorize MEK supporters within Iran so that they stop supporting the resistance.
On the eve of the UN General Assembly summit and on behalf of the Iranian people and Resistance, I would like to draw the attention of all governments and international bodies to three fundamental issues: #NoImpunity4Mullahs #Iranhttps://t.co/ytJG4tLQhz pic.twitter.com/9Ha0VXtZJn
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) September 20, 2020
Branch 38 of the Mullahs’ Supreme Court recently upheld the death penalty against 7 Sunni political prisoners who were being held in Ward 7 of Gohardasht Prison in Karaj, west of Tehran.
The names of these prisoners are
- Farhad Salimi,
- Qassem Absteh,
- Davood Abdollahi,
- Ayub Karimi,
- Anwar Khezri,
- Khosrow Besharat,
- Kamran Sheikha.
They have been in Urmia, Evin, and Gohardasht prisons for as long eleven years, and had previously been sentenced to execution in the Supreme Court Branches 41 and 42.
A report in #Iran News by Matin Karim on behalf of #MEK announced that the #Iranian regime’s Supreme Court has just endorsed the death sentence for Heydar Ghorbani, who comes from Kamyarana city in Kurdistan provincehttps://t.co/X6pOIuUrSZ via @stopfundamentalism #FreeIran2020 pic.twitter.com/4Nru9714so
— StopFundamentalism (@SFundamentalism) August 10, 2020
In early August Branch, 27 of the Supreme Court upheld the death penalty for Haidar Ghorbani from Kamyaran, both political prisoners, and have directed the case to the Sanandaj prosecution office which carries out the penalties imposed in court.
Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi has recently responded to the reaction by the international community to the execution of Navid Afkari. He said, “Justice-seeking judges who have to answer to God issue verdicts based on law and Sharia. Commotions must not and cannot impact the view of a judge.”
#MEK: Raisi, head of the #Iranian regime’s judiciary, expressed his deep concerns regarding the wave of hatred targeting the mullahs following the execution of #NavidAfkari. Describing as “exaggerations,” Raisi said these issues should not have an impact on the judges’ decisions. pic.twitter.com/7zcmTlI8qh
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) September 15, 2020
Ali Bagheri, the Judiciary’s International Affairs Deputy, also commented on the widespread protests against Navid Afkari‘s hanging by Iranians in other countries and expressed anger that European countries allowed Iranians to show their anger at Afkari inhumane execution by saying that they “support murder under the guise of human rights.”
Bagheri also commented on the German ambassador to Iran’s tweet about Afkari’s execution by stating the following: “If they have no clue about righteousness and justice, they should at least respect diplomatic norms and do not become a mouthpiece for spreading lies like an opposition group.”
The MEK believes that the religious theocracy of the mullahs is using the execution of the opposition because it wants to scare the opposition into submission as it fears a government overthrow is imminent.
The MEK is now calling on these international organizations to request that death row prisoners should be saved:
- United Nations Security Council,
- the U.N. Secretary-General,
- the Human Rights Council,
- the High Commissioner for Human Rights,
- all international human rights organizations;
- the European Union and its member states.
It also wants the above organizations to send a team to the Iranian prisons which are holding death row political prisoners and negotiate their release from such a barbaric penalty.
A new wave of executions in #Iran
In recent days, sentenced several #MEK supporters on the pretext of “waging war against God” in sham trials in Evin Prison thus putting them at risk of execution.https://t.co/LJLZryuV7e via @alRiyadhDaily #FreeIran2020 pic.twitter.com/B7DhBpRySQ
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) September 18, 2020