Against Reyhaneh execution

Against Reyhaneh execution

Published by on January 2, 2015

Italy: lawmakers protest outside Iranian regime embassy

A group of Italian lawmakers held a protest outside the Iranian regime embassy Rome to express their outrage at the execution of the young Iranian woman Reyhaneh Jababri.

The delegation consists of, among others, Roberta Agostini, Sofia Amoddio, Lorenza Bonaccorsi, Rosa Calipari, Elena Carnevali, Anna Maria Carloni, Susanna Cenni, Maria Chiara Gadda Daniela Gasparini, Anna Jacob, Fabrizia Giuliani, Clare Gribaudo, Vanna Iori, Pia Elda Locatelli, Barbara Pollastrini, Anna Rossomando, Gaea Schiro ‘, Marietta Tide, Valeria Valente and Sandra Paw, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

The world was outraged by the execution of 26-year-old women – a would-be victim of sexual assault by an intelligence official.

Despite an international campaign calling for her release, Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged at dawn on Saturday in Tehran’s Evin prison after seven years of imprisonment, coupled with the psychological and physical torture of her and her family.

The Italian lawmaker said in their statement: “”We are outraged by the killing of Reyhaneh Jabbari”, ASCA reported on Saturday.

The government of Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, on Wednesday, endorsed the brutal execution of 26-year-old Reyhaneh Jabbari and rejected worldwide condemnation of her hanging as “meddling in a judicial case.”

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, called for an independent international probe into Reyhaneh Jabbari’s execution as an example of arbitrary, extrajudicial and criminal death sentences that have taken on added dimensions since Rouhani’s tenure.

All evidence indicates that the criminal execution of Ms. Rayhaneh Jabbari, after seven and a half years of incarceration and torture and despite widespread protests and international calls, was politically motivated and that this execution was unlawful even in the framework of mullahs’ medieval laws.

Amnesty International condemned her execution and declared that “the execution of Iranian Reyhaneh Jabbari who was convicted after a deeply flawed investigation and trial is an affront to justice (…) This is another bloody stain on Iran’s human rights record”.


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Dear Secretary General of United Nations,

The number of executions is rising in Iran, journalists are being detained for doing their job and activists face cruel and degrading punishments, long prison terms and even execution. According to the most recent reports by Amnesty International and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, “Iran’s judiciary continues to sentence child offenders to death, and carry out their execution by hanging”. Also, on August 9th, 2016 the son of late Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, Khomeini’s designated successor in 1988, published a shocking audio tape of his father’s meeting with the “Death Commission” which summarily and extra-judicially executed tens of thousands of political prisoners held in jails across Iran. The massacre was carried out on the basis of a fatwa by the regime’s then-Supreme Leader Khomeini.

We, the undersigned, hereby urge you to take up this issue and raise it in the General Assembly in order to;

1. Put pressure on Iran to immediately halt the executions and abolish death penalty in Iran.
2. Call on all Western governments to make any improvement in economic relations with Iran contingent on its human rights record.
3. Demand in its resolution on human rights violations in Iran, to bring the perpetrators of 1988 massacre (one of the worst atrocities the post-war world has ever seen – Geoffrey Robertson-QC) to justice before an international tribunal.

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