NCRI - At least 850 people have been executed in Iran in the past 15 months as part of a worsening human rights situation under Hassan Rouhani, the United Nation's Speical Rapporteur on Situation of Human Righst in Iran said Monday.
Dr. Ahmed Shaheed who was "shocked" by the hanging over the weekend of 26-year-old Reyhaneh Jabbari, described a "surge in executions," giving Iran the world's the highest death penalty rate per capita.
NCRI – Over one hundred Iranians, mostly students, were hospitalized after inhaling a toxic gas in city of Zahedan southeastern Iran.
Zahedan provincial Gov. Abbas Ali Arjmandi said the gas was released after a worker from a private company dumped unspecified amounts of expired pesticides into a wastewater canal on Sunday morning.
NCRI - Iranians held gatherings and demonstrations in a number of major cities in the Western countries protesting against the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari and the recent wave of acid attacks against women and girls carried out by the regime’ gangs that have left at least one dead and dozens severely injured.
Iranian protesters described the attacks as “the latest example of the ongoing war against women in the country”. Protests were held outside the White House in Washington, The Hague, Berlin, Cologne, Paris and Ottawa.
As many as 25 women have been victims of heinous attacks involving acid thrown onto their faces by gangs affiliated to the Iranian regime.
NCRI – Any agreement reached between the six world powers and the Iranian regime to curb its nuclear activities in exchange for gradual lifting of economic sanctions should provide the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog with access to all nuclear sites, a former U.N. nuclear inspector says.
Olli Heinonen, former deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said in an interview on Sunday that even with the current implementation of an interim international deal with Iran, the regime is still capable of assembling a nuclear weapon “within months.”
The current session of the UN General Assembly should refer Iran’s dossier of human rights violations to the Security Council
Conducting negotiations and dealing with a bloodthirsty regime that honors no pact or agreement is a dagger in the heart of human rights
NCRI - All evidence indicate that the criminal execution of Ms. Rayhaneh Jabbari after seven and a half years incarceration and torture that took place despite widespread protests and international calls had political reasons and motives and that this execution was unlawful even in the framework of mullahs’ medieval laws.
The United States on Saturday condemned the hanging of the Iranian woman Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, who had been imprisoned for over seven years.
"We condemn this morning's execution in Iran of Reyhaneh Jabbari," said the statement by State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki.
The government of Canada condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari the “latest victim of a murderous regime.”
The Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird released the following statement on Saturday:
Residents of Saqez chant anti-regime slogan in protests against acid attacks
Along with other cities in the country, on Saturday, October 25, people of Saqez staged a protest gathering against the acid attacks on women and girls of our homeland by the criminal gangs affiliated with the revolutionary guards. This gathering was held at 1:30 pm in the Saheli Street of this city, near the governor’s building.
While expressing revulsion for the anti-human actions by the criminal mullahs ruling Iran, I voice my sympathy with the women of my homeland who are attacked by Khomeini's savage forces.
The recent tragic crime by mullahs' regime elements in splashing acid on my sisters under the mullah-fabricated pretext of mal-veiling is an unheard of atrocity that not many dictators in the world have resorted to.
Press Release by International Committee In Search of Justice - 25 Oct 2014
Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, a university student and decorator, was hanged at dawn on Saturday in a prison outside of Tehran for the murder of a former intelligence official, Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, who had tried to rape her in 2007. The UN and many international bodies including Amnesty International had said her confession was obtained under intense pressure and threats from Iranian prosecutors. Amnesty International said she was convicted after a deeply flawed investigation. Ahmed Shaheed, the UN’s human rights rapporteur on Iran, has said that she had acted in self-defence.