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.
NCRI - On Friday night, October 24, the criminal gangs affiliated with the clerical regime attacked a 24-year-old woman and in an anti-human atrocity splashed acid on her face. This crime was committed at 8:10 pm at the 3-way intersection of Malek Shahr of Esfahan by three criminals riding motorcycles who had their faces covered. One of the eyewitnesses identified one of the criminals as a member of the IRGC Basij force in that district.
According to further information received, one of the cases of acid attacks in Tehran took place on Tuesday night (October 21) in the street across from the Tohid Metro where criminals riding motorcycles splashed acid on the face of a middle-aged woman who was inside a vehicle. Over half of this woman’s face was burnt by acid.
NCRI - Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance described the hanging of Reyhaneh Jabbari, a 26- years old university student and a decorator as another sign of savagery and misogyny of the clerical regime.
Mrs. Rajavi said: The savage hanging of Reyhaneh Jabbari is the other side of the coin of the mullahs' anti-human crime of acid attacks against innocent Iranian women and girls.
NCRI - More than a dozen Iranian political prisoners in Gohardasht prison in the city of Karaj go on hunger strike on Saturday to express solidarity with women and girls who have been victims of acid attacks carried out by gangs affiliated to the Iranian regime.
The political prisoners said in a statement published on Friday: “For years, the heroic Iranian women have been under brazen and brutal suppression imposed by the regime. Facing lack of social independence, imposition of obligatory veil, and being deprived of education in many fields and hundreds of other privileges based on the constitution, are only small part of the violence being carried out against the Iranian women.”
The Iranian regime’s henchman hanged Reyhaneh Jabbari after being sentenced to death for stabbing an agent of the regime’s intelligence that tried to sexually abuse her.
Ms. Reyhaneh Jabbari, a decorator, was in prison for the past seven and a half years.
NCRI - The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Friday issued an advisory against all travel all but essential travel to Iran following the recent wave of acid attacks on women and girls in cities with tourist attraction.
The statement said: “British travellers to Iran face greater risks than nationals of many other countries due to high levels of suspicion about the UK and the UK government’s limited ability to assist in any difficulty.”