ICHR Strongly Condemns the government of Iran for use of torture and death penalty policies, and we demand the halt of executions for all political prisoners under death row, and to release them immediately and unconditionally.
After the massive social media campaign under the hashtag اعدام_نکنید# (#StopExecutions) calling on government of Iran to halt death penalty policies in the country.
The Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili appeared to suggest that the death sentences for the three men could still be reviewed.
The lawyer of the three young protesters AmirHossein Moradi, Saeed Tamjidi, Muhammad Rajabi, from November-2019 protests, whom are sentenced to death for practicing their rights said: “ their sentence could be overturned which is a step towards the right direction.
He added; “ We have submitted an initial request for the application of Article 477 and after a thorough study [of the case], we will submit another [request]” in an attempt to overturn the death sentences.
“Under that provision, hard-line cleric and judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi could instruct the Supreme Court to issue a new verdict.”
We are one step closer to halt the 3-Youths execution after viral social campaigning, but we are not done. We must continue to press for halt of executions in Iran for all the political prisoners, and demand that the death penalty policies to be removed as taking one’s life is not lawful no matter what.
“Though this is great news but it’s still doesn’t secure the life of the political prisoners under death row including Ruhollah Zam, AmirHossein Moradi, Saeed Tamjidi, Muhammad Rajabi.” Said; Ardeshir Zarezadeh, Executive Director for Iran, and The Middle East at ICHR Canada.
Firm serious actions must be taken to halt death sentence policies in Iran and to revoke the death sentence for all political prisoners under death row, and to release them immediately and unconditionally.” Added; Ardeshir Zarezadeh, Executive Director for Iran, and The Middle East at ICHR Canada.
On that note; ICHR Strongly Calls On UN totake serious actions to Stop torture, and the death sentence policies in Iran & to revoke the death sentence for Ruhollah Zam, AmirHossein Moradi, Said Tamjidi, Muhammad Rajabi & all political prisoners under death row, and to release them immediately and unconditionally.