News: Iran human rights
The Iranian regime’s Judiciary sentenced a minor to 100 lashes on Monday for a crime that he denies committing, even after the victim’s family retracted their complaint.
The 17-year-old boy, known only as Ramin, was sentenced to 100 lashes by the 7th Branch of the Tehran Criminal Court on July 15. He was charged with abusing an 11-year-old boy in Tehran, according to the state-run ROKNA News Agency. Ramin denied abusing the younger boy, and the boy’s parents have retracted their complaint, but the judges still handed down the medieval punishment to the teenager.
Iran's regime hanged five prisoners in a single day this week, including one in public, while another two prisoners have been transferred to solidarity confinement to be hanged imminently.
On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, four prisoners were executed in Orumieh (Urmia) prison, northwest of Iran.
The organs of death row prisoners in Iran could be pre-sold to buyers under a new law that is heavily condemned by Iran’s Association of Surgeons.
The head of the Iranian regime’s Judiciary, Ebrahim Raeesi, who was involved in the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners, explained that an article has been included in the criminal justice laws that would allow a convict to “voluntarily offers his or her organ[s] before or after execution”. This would be approved by the judge, the ministry of justice, and the coroners’ office provided there is no medical obstacle that would render the organs unfit.
On Thursday, July 4, the Iranian regime’s security forces publicly flogged a prisoner in Ahvaz, capital of Iran’s southwestern Khuzestan province.
The defendant was previously sentenced to four years in prison and 74 lashes in public on charges of robbery by the regime’s judiciary in Khuzestan. The identity of the victim has not yet been determined.