Urgent call to international community to save their lives
Judiciary Chief: Commotions must not and cannot impact the view of the judge
The mullahs’ anti-human regime has, in recent days, sentenced several MEK supporters on the pretext of waging war against God in sham trials in Evin Prison.
The action was taken because the regime is terrified of the young people’s widespread support for the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and the Iranian Resistance and in order to instill an atmosphere of terror and intimidation to thwart the eruption of popular uprisings. These prisoners are at risk of being executed.
Earlier, several political prisoners were sentenced to death. They are now on death row after the mullahs’ supreme court upheld their sentences.
At the same time, yesterday, the regime’s Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi reacted to the international condemnation of the criminal execution of Navid Afkari. He said, “Justice-seeking judges who have to answer to God issue verdicts based on law and Sharia. Commotions must not and cannot impact the view of a judge.”
Ali Bagheri, the Judiciary’s International Affairs Deputy, referred to the widespread protests against the hanging of Navid Afkari by Iranians abroad and said, “Those whose hands are stained with the blood of the Iranian nation are expected to shout in European capitals that ‘murderer, your path will continue.’” He brazenly attacked the European countries for allowing Iranians to express their outrage at the barbaric execution of Afkari, claiming that they “support murder under the guise of human rights.”
He also referred to a tweet by the German Ambassador to Iran regarding the execution of Afkari: “If they have no clue about righteousness and justice, they should at least respect diplomatic norms and do not become a mouthpiece for spreading lies like an opposition group.”
The Iranian Resistance underscores that the religious dictatorship ruling Iran has resorted to the execution of those detained during the uprising in fear of the crisis of overthrow. It calls on the United Nations Security Council, the Secretary-General, the Human Rights Council, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and all human rights organizations as well as the European Union and its member states, to take urgent action to save the lives of death row prisoners in Evin Prison and other prisons across the country. It also reiterates the imperative of an international delegation visiting Iran’s prisons and meeting with those imprisoned during the uprising to prevent further executions.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
September 15, 2020