Mohammad Javad LarijaniMohammad Javad Larijani, the Head of the Human Rights Council of the Iranian regime's Judiciary said on August 5: "We are proud of our judicial system and we do not feel uncomfortable with Law of Retribution and even stoning."

Human rights organizations have increasingly condemned the Iranian regime for practices such as executions, stoning, limb amputations, eye gouging and flogging.

Larijani has continuously rejected international criticism and censure by the United Nations.

In the past he has described stoning and amputations under the regime's Law of Retribution as 'beautiful' and had called the medieval punishments a 'service to humanity' and said the increased execution rate was a positive marker of the regime's achievement.

He told the Wall Street Journal in 2011: "Stoning means you should do a number of acts by throwing a limited number of stones in a special way. In the eyes of some people, stoning is a lesser punishment than execution because there is a chance you should survive."

 

Iran: Prospects for change one year after the nuclear agreement

Iran news in brief

The major gathering of Iranians and their international supporters

GATHERING FOR 'FREE IRAN' IN PARIS, JULY 9TH

Jim Fitzpatrick MP: Nothing has changed under the new leadership in Tehran

Sir David Amess MP: Iran should be ashamed of its execution record

James Bezan MP from Canada supports ‘Free Iran’ gathering

Why July 9th gathering? - Message of Tony Peter Clement - MP from Canada

NCRi on Twitter

Donate
donation

Assist us in our campaign for
freedom, democracy and human rights

Read more...

Amount :

Interview with Paria Kohandel on arrest of her father in Iran

VIDEO: Scene of public flogging in southern Iran city

Two young Baluchis murdered by Iran regime’s intelligence agents

Dowlat Nowrouzi: Execution rate rising in Iran under Rouhani

Iran human rights record: 120k killed and growing

Iran human rights violations - Online conference with UK EU MPs