They can’t not execute.
They can’t not torture.
They can’t not retaliate.
They can’t not stone.
They can’t not whip, not take forced confessions. Interrogation is not their job. In any position and in any clothes, the ability and desire to interrogate has been the first condition for their acceptance. Hence, they are just interrogators-reformists, interrogators-fundamentalists, interrogators-journalists, interrogators-students ,… they want that and that’s it.
They must execute, it is the law of Sharia. Torture and forced confession are only means of carrying out the command of their God.
They must retaliate.
They must stone.
They must flog.
The Human Rights Organization of Iran reported today, Sunday, July 26, 2020, that the death sentence of five protesters of the nationwide protests in December 2017 has been upheld by the Supreme Court.
Mehdi Salehi Ghale Shahrokhi, Mohammad Bastami, Majid Nazari Kondari, Hadi Kiani and Abbas Mohammadi were arrested in Khomeinishahr, Isfahan, for participating in the protests.
One of the lawyers of the five protesters, while confirming this news, said that the death sentences of these people were issued in February 2020 in the 2nd Branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Isfahan, which was confirmed by the Supreme Court today.
The condemned men had rejected all the charges in their case, declaring that the confessions on which the death sentences were based upon had all been obtained under severe torture and lacked legal validity.
Intelligence agencies have a long history of using torture and other inhumane treatment of political prisoners and detainees in mass protests in order to obtain their forced confessions. The issuance and approval of such rulings in the courts of the Islamic Revolution and the Supreme Court have always been accompanied by widespread violations of the law and fair trial. Therefore, we call on human rights organizations and international community to put pressure on the ruling regime in Iran, using the tools at their disposals to prevent the execution of these rulings. We also invite political activists and social media users to use the experience of the #اعدام_نکنید campaign to disrupt the regime’s execution machine again.
According to Interior Minister Rahmani-Fazli, more than 5,000 protesters were detained in Iran following the protests in December 2017. They were the ones who paved the way for Iranian civil society for widespread protests in November 2019. The path we have taken today. According to the then Minister of Education, two students named Armin and Shayan were shot dead by Khamenei’s mercenaries in that bloody December in Khomeinishahr, where these five protesters are detained and are about to be executed. Armin Sadeghi was 13 years old.
The machine of execution is the regime’s tool of grudge and revenge, tool of Sharia, tool of the Judiciary. This machine will continue to execute. Unless it’s destroyed; inn our hands.