The Defenders for Human Rights Centre’s Statement on recent mass executions in Iran
At dawn on Tuesday, 2 August 2016, a number of Sunni and Kurdish citizens were executed for alleged vague and non-specific accusations. Moreover, the identity, place of burial or even the exact number of those executed remains unknown.
After the 1980s, it was thought that the era of mass executions of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience had come to an end. But this disaster once again sounded the alarm bells in the Iranian legal community and reaffirmed the lack of independence of the judiciary.
Those executed were deprived of a fair trial, spent some time in solitary confinement and were tortured. The lawyers and the defendants had not been officially notified of the verdict and therefore it is not clear that all legal procedures had been followed for them. Not only do these mass executions based on vague and non-specific grounds demonstrate absence of justice, but they also indicate the establishment of an atmosphere of fear and terror in society.
On the other hand due to the political situation in the Middle East, the illegal performance of the judiciary could be harmful to national security and exacerbate religious differences that have always been exploited by politicians.
Therefore, the Defenders for human rights Centre while condemning this act of the Iranian government and offering its condolences to the families of those who have been executed, calls on Iranian authorities to respect their international obligation on the implementation of human rights standards.
President of the Defenders for Human Rights Centre
Jan 12, 2018 Comments Off on FOUR NOBEL PEACE LAUREATES URGE IRAN TO RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF PROTESTERS
Jul 08, 2017 Comments Off on Report by the Centre for Defenders of Human Rights to the UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur regarding the inspection of Evin Prison by foreign ambassadors
Jun 27, 2017 Comments Off on The Centre for the Defenders of Human Rights: Avoid expressing anarchy-inspiring remarks
Mar 20, 2017 Comments Off on Once again, political rivalries have led to illegal detentions
Feb 12, 2018 Comments Off on Iranian intellectuals call for a UN sponsored referendum to choose a new system of governance
Oct 24, 2017 Comments Off on Spring 2018 American Physical Society Prizes and Awards Announced
Jul 18, 2017 Comments Off on The Day of Iranian Mothers in Prison,let’s protect women’s rights
Jul 18, 2017 Comments Off on Make July 17 “The Day of Iranian Mothers in Prison”: A proposal
Feb 14, 2018 Comments Off on The Guardian: Iranian intellectuals call for referendum amid political unrestSaeed Kamali Dehghan Iran correspondent Wed 14 Feb 2018 A group of prominent Iranian intellectuals have said they have lost hope that the Islamic Republic can reform, and have called for a referendum to establish whether the ruling establishment is still backed by a majority. A day after Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, touted the idea […]
Feb 12, 2018 Comments Off on Iranian intellectuals call for a UN sponsored referendum to choose a new system of governanceFifteen Iranian public intellectuals dismayed by four decades of the Islamic Republic rule, in a statement released on Sunday to coincide with the 39th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution of 1979, call for a UN-sponsored referendum for Iranians to choose a new political system for their country. The group of intellectuals which include internationally renowned […]
Feb 05, 2018 Comments Off on Iran protests are fire under ashesLONDON, United Kingdom (Kurdistan 24) – After heavy government crackdown, the seemingly spontaneous nation-wide protests in Iran have been silenced, but a Nobel Peace Prize winner says the rage is ever present and will flame up at the next chance. Late in December 2017, Iranians took to the streets to protest the sluggish economy. The […]
Jan 12, 2018 Comments Off on FOUR NOBEL PEACE LAUREATES URGE IRAN TO RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF PROTESTERSOttawa – January 11, 2018 Nobel Peace Laureates Shirin Ebadi, Jody Williams, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman, urge the Islamic Republic of Iran to conduct credible independent investigations into the use of violence, especially lethal violence, and mass arrests in reaction to protests held in 75 cities across the country, beginning on December 28, 2017. […]
Jul 08, 2017 Comments Off on Report by the Centre for Defenders of Human Rights to the UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur regarding the inspection of Evin Prison by foreign ambassadorsFriday 7 July 2017 – 16 Tir 1396 In the wake of the publication of the news about the visit to Evin Prison by 50 ambassadors of different countries, the Centre for Defenders of Human Rights has sent a letter to the UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the […]
Apr 13, 2016 Comments Off on Guidelines for a transparent and merit-based system for the appointment of high level judgeFor the full report in English click below link: Guidelines for a transparent and merit based system for the appointment of high level judge
Jun 27, 2017 Comments Off on The Centre for the Defenders of Human Rights: Avoid expressing anarchy-inspiring remarksTuesday- 6th of Tir 1396- 27 June 2017 In continuation of its monthly reports, the Centre for the Defenders of Human Rights has reviewed the situation of human rights in Iran during the month of Khordad 1396 [Iranian month corresponding to 22 May to 21 June 2017] The Centre for the Defenders of Human Rights, […]
May 21, 2017 Comments Off on The elected president should start monitoring the performance of the Ministry of IntelligenceIn continuation of its monthly reports, the Centre for the Defenders of Human Rights has reviewed the situation of human rights in Iran during the month of Ordebehesht 1396 [21 April to 21 May 2017]. The Centre for the Defenders of Human Rights, which is presided over by Shirin Ebadi, has referred to the holding […]
Jul 21, 2016 Comments Off on Why won’t my fellow Nobelist Aung San Suu Kyi help a Muslim minority?