We are horrified by the news that Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian-Swedish specialist in emergency medicine, has been transferred to solitary confinement in Evin prison and informed by the authorities that his death sentence will be carried out within a week.
ICHR strongly opposes the death penalty in all cases without exception regardless of the nature of the crime, the characteristics of the offender, or the method used by the state to kill the prisoner. The death penalty is a violation of the right to life and the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.
“Thanking a life is taking a life nothing can justify it, not even when we call it capital punishment, “nothing “ absolutely nothing.” Said; Ardeshire Zarezadeh, Executive Director for ICHR Canada.
“The outrageous news of implementing sentences to transfer Ahmadreza Djalali to solitary confinement and his death sentence no later than a week from 24 November is the highest violation of the right to life and the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.” Added; Ardeshire Zarezadeh, Executive Director for ICHR Canada.
“The obvious ignorance of the government of Iran toward the repeated calls from UN human rights experts to revoke Ahmadreza Djalali’s death sentence and his release, is alarming and We call on members of the international community to immediately take more serious actions to stop the death sentence of Ahmadreza Djalali before it is too late.” Added; Ardeshire Zarezadeh, Executive Director for ICHR Canada.
The Iranian authorities have once again proved that they are prepared to violate the right to life to pass a death sentence after all International human rights bodies have consistently held that it is the ultimate cruel and inhuman punishment, in absolute disregard of international law.
It’s time for international world to get seriously involved and Prosecute the government of Iran in the international court to condemn and end the use of the capital punishments.
Ahmadreza Djalali was sentenced to death for “corruption on earth” in October 2017 after unlawful and unfair trial before Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran. The court relied primarily on “confessions” by Ahmadreza Djalili that was obtained under torture, ill-treatment while he was held in prolonged solitary confinement without access to a lawyer, and threatened to execute him, kill or otherwise harm his children, who live in Sweden, and his mother, who lives in Iran.
ICHR strongly condemns the government of Iran for its contentious violation of human rights and killing of people, exerting the death penalty is violation of right to life yet the death sentence of Ahmadreza Djalali, is based on false charges under unfair trials.
ICHR also Firmly Demands from the members of the UN to immediately take more serious actions to stop the death sentence of Ahmadreza Djalali before it is too late. The government of Iran must be condemned in the international court for all their crimes against humanity and all their terrorism activities.