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Mothers group in Iran calls for end to death penalty

NCRI - The mothers of Sunni political prisoners mass executed this week in Iran have released a statement condemning the mass execution of their children at Gohardasht (Rajai-Shahr) Prison in Karaj, north-west of Tehran, earlier this week.

The statement read: “The successive executions brought death to our children without any trial, lawyer, due process or [regard] for international laws.”

They recount their collective grief for those children murdered by the Iranian regime.

They said: “In the past few decades, many women have mourned the death of their children in the darkness and solitude. They shed tears and nobody wiped them away or consoled them…We, as mothers, know that the suffering from the loss of a child is endless; no matter if they die by a rope or gunshot. The suffering never fades away and the nightmares do not leave us.”

Their statement said that many such mothers were not allowed to bury their children, sometimes prevented from even knowing where the regime had buried them. They searched for the children that had been so cruelly taken from them but few were ever found.

The Mourning Mothers state that they stand in support of the survivors of the regime’s brutal punishment and the loved ones of those who are executed.

Their statement ended with a call to stop executions and bring the mullahs’ regime to justice for their crimes.

It read: “We call for the dismantling of all gallows across the country and demand that those responsible for the executions are put on trial.”

On Tuesday, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, described the mass execution of Sunni prisoners, carried out on the anniversary of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran, an appalling crime against humanity. The regime is trying in vain to contain the volatile social atmosphere and popular protests by terrorizing the public, she said.

The time has come for the UN Human Rights Council and the UN Security Council to end their silence and bring the record of the Iranian regime's crimes before the International Criminal Court. Ali Khamenei and other leaders of the regime as well as direct perpetrators of these crimes must be brought to justice, Maryam Rajavi reiterated.

 

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