MEK Iran: Mullahs Regime Executes Another Wrestling Champion
On Monday, the Iranian regime executed another wrestler, 30-year-old Mehdi Ali Hosseini, in southwest Iran despite an international outcry. This is just a continuation of the violation of human rights that Iran has become famous for.
The second Wrestling champion executed
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) reported that Mehdi Ali Hosseini’s execution follows closely that of champion wrestler, Navid Afkari, who suffered the same fate.
In the last 30 days alone the regime has executed more than 35 prisoners. The regime doesn’t know the meaning of human rights. On Wednesday 3rd January, prisoners were hanged in Zaheda in southeast Iran. Also, the security forces shot down innocent Iranians in Sistan and Baluchistan provinces because they had transferred a few gallons of fuel.
“Mehdi Ali Hosseini, 29, is expected to be executed imminently as the victim’s family has refused to pardon him Navid…” https://t.co/je8rSMNt7V Navid Afkari was executed after Tehran claimed he had murdered a water department worker during nationwide protests in 2018 #MEK #Iran pic.twitter.com/YTmOSqapYw
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) January 12, 2021
Iranian people want regime change
At the moment, Iranians are unhappy with the regime and are seeking change. As long as this sentiment is present the regime is going to continue its oppression of the people and arrest and execute anyone who has committed any type of crime, including support for any opposition group.
One of the worst crimes against humanity took place in 1988 when thousands of Iranians were massacred because they refused to swear allegiance to the regime. Today two government officials are playing the same roles as they did in 1988. They are the current Chief Justice, Ebrahim Rais, and Alireza Avaei, the regime’s Minister of Justice.
The international community had failed the act
A letter was sent to the regime by 7 UN human rights experts. The experts said that “there is a systemic impunity enjoyed by those who ordered and carried out the extrajudicial executions and enforced disappearances.” The letter said the international community had failed the act. Because of this, there was a devastating impact on the survivors and families as well as on human rights in Iran in general.
In January 2018, during the uprising in Iran, the regime ordered the killing of many protesters and also many were put in prison. This killing spree may not have happened if the international community had done a bit more about condemning the 1988 massacre and demanding accountability from those responsible for these massive human rights abuses.
Amnesty International has blamed the ongoing human rights abuses on the international community because it has ignored what has been going on in Iran for so long. In fact, the regime has been committing human rights violations ever since it gained control in 1979 and has since persisted because the EU would not take any action condemning the brutality taking place because they did not want to cut trade ties with the regime.
The EU should impose sanctions for human rights violations.
On December 10th, the EU’s chief diplomat, Josep Borrell said that the EU should not just condemn human rights violations but take action as well. On December 12th, Mr. Borrell was scheduled to attend a business forum and deliver a joint keynote speech with Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, in a business forum.
However, at the last moment, it was canceled because the regime executed Ruhollah Zam, a French resident. EU leaders “condemned” Zam’s death sentence, but holding an economic forum sent a signal to the regime that this execution would not affect the EU’s relations with Tehran.
When some European leaders condemned Zam’s execution, the regime’s foreign ministry even summoned some of their ambassadors and condemned their reaction and mere the “condemnations” of Zam’s execution.
The EU should impose sanctions on the regime’s leaders and only engage in relations with Tehran if it brings an end to human rights violations.
The abridged version of an article written by Mansoureh Galestan for Iran News Now.