NCRI - The regime in Iran plans to execute over the weekend an Iranian who was 15 years old when he was alleged to have committed a crime, Amnesty International has said.
"Juvenile offender Salar Shadizadi is at imminent risk of execution for a murder allegedly committed when he was 15 years old. He is scheduled to be executed on 1 August. Salar Shadizadi was arrested in February 2007 on a charge of murdering a friend. He was sentenced to death in December that year, under the Islamic principle of qesas (retribution-in-kind), by Branch 11 of the Criminal Court of Appeal in the northern province of Gilan. His sentence was upheld three months later, by Branch 37 of the Supreme Court," Amnesty International said in an Urgent Action appeal on Monday.
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir has denounced “aggressive statements” by the regime in Iran, after Tehran accused Bahrain of stoking Gulf tensions by making unfounded allegations against it.
“This is unacceptable to us,” the minister said at a joint news conference with visiting EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Riyadh on Monday.
On Sunday, the Iranian regime's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham accused Bahrain of making “unfounded allegations” aimed at creating “tension in the region,” after the Interior Ministry in Manama said it had detained two men accused of trying to smuggle weapons from Iran.
NCRI – Nine prisoners were on Monday hanged collectively in a detention center in the city of Karaj, west of Tehran.
Also on Monday two other prisoners, identified as Saeid Ganji and Firouz Nouri-Majd, were hanged in Iran’s notorious Qezelhesar Prison in Karaj.
The hangings bring to at least 27 the number of prisoners that have been executed in Iran in the past week.
NCRI - European lawmakers, U.S. human rights experts and an official of the Iranian Resistance on Monday held a live online conference and Question and Answer session on the appalling state of human rights in Iran and the steps the international community must take in response. The participants denounced the trip to Tehran on Tuesday of European Union foreign policy chief Ms. Federica Mogherini and the failure of the European Union to speak out against the rise in the level of executions in Iran.
NCRI - Tuesday marks the 6th anniversary of the Nuri Maliki-led Iraqi government's massacre at Camp Ashraf which left 11 members of the main Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, PMOI (Mujahedin-e Khalq, MEK), killed and nearly 500 wounded, and a further 36 camp residents taken hostage.
On July 28-29, 2009, the Iraqi Army under the direct order of Iraqi dictator Nuri al-Maliki attacked the unarmed and defenseless Camp Ashraf residents.
The unprovoked attack on the group of refugees drew widespread condemnation from international lawmakers, human rights organizations and religious personalities.
NCRI - Alarmed by a visit to Iran by the European Union’s foreign policy chief Ms. Federica Mogherini on Tuesday, over two dozen Members of the European Parliament have called on the EU to ‘put human rights as a top priority for any expansion of relationship with Iran.’
In a letter sent Monday to Ms Federica Mogherini, 30 MEPs said: “We regret to see that very little, if nothing at all, has been said by you in condemnation of these inhumane punishments.”
They urged her “to publicly denounce human rights abuses in Iran, call for ending public executions and request at least to meet” with a number of political prisoners in Iran.
The EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Ms Federica Mogherini, is traveling to Tehran on Tuesday to open a new dialogue on "bilateral issues" with Iranian officials a fortnight after the nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers. Yet her trip puts in peril Europe's democratic values, Alejo Vidal-Quadras, former Vice-President of the European Parliament, wrote in a column for the United Press International on Tuesday:
Following a series of major defeats for the mullahs’ machinery of export of terrorism, fundamentalism and warmongering, especially in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, the regime in Iran is now seeking to provide citizenship to non-Iranian terrorists.
The regime’s Parliamentary Research Center has in recent days placed on its agenda a “plan on reforming Article 190 of the Constitution to facilitate issuing citizenship to fighters, dedicated individuals and non-Iranian elite”. This plan has been on the agenda of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the mullahs’ parliament since March. According to the text, “the Nationality Law Based on Blood” will be changed and terrorists and murderers fighting for the religious fascism ruling Iran, the Quds Force and the mullahs’ Ministry of Intelligence will be provided Iranian citizenship. (State-run E’temad daily – July 23, 2015)
Mogherini’s upcoming trip to Tehran and meetings with those responsible for 120,000 political executions and 700 executions in the past six months encourages further executions and violates the values of democracy and human rights, and must be cancelled
NCRI - The Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran reiterates that the upcoming trip to Iran by Ms. Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and meetings with leaders of the ruling religious fascism encourage this regime to continue torture and executions. It urges all supporters of human rights, women’s rights and democracy to take urgent action for the cancellation of this trip. This and other trips to Iran under the mullahs’ rule run counter to the national interest of the Iranian people and their determination to overthrow this regime and establish democracy and popular rule in Iran.
NCRI – Two more prisoners were hanged Monday morning in Iran’s notorious Qezelhesar Prison in the city of Karaj, west of Tehran.
The two prisoners were identified as Saeid Ganji and Firouz Nouri-Majd.
Ganji, Nouri-Majd and at least one other prisoner in Qezelhesar Prison were transferred to solitary confinement on Sunday in preparation for their execution, and their relatives were contacted to meet with them in the prison for a final time.