ICHR is extremely horrified about the execution of Mohsen Shekari, and strongly condemns the regime of Islamic Republic for sentencing protesters to death penalty as a tactical weapon to stay in power and silence the nationwide protests. Death Sentence is at highest level of human rights violation, and must be stopped immediately.
“Mohsen was a 23yrs young protester who was simply asking for his basic rights, and got detained on baseless charges had a trial and convicted to execution within three weeks. This is murder at behest of the criminal regime of Islamic Republic holding people of Iran as hostages by, intimidation, suppression, fear, and murder.” Said; Ardeshir Zarezadeh, the executive director of ICHR
ICHR strongly calls on the International Community, Including The States Member Of The Un Human Rights Council and the EU, to take immediate action to pressure the IR regime to Stop the use of the death penalty, specially as a weapon of political repression.
“The execution of Mohsen Shekari indicates how far the criminal Terrorist regime of Islamic Republic will go using brutally inhumane methods to intimidate and suppress the protesters to stay in power.” Added; Ardeshir Zarezadeh, the executive director of ICHR
“While Iranian officials are taking their continued fierce attacks on the right to life and the right to freedom of expression to unprecedented levels, the world should not be silent. Otherwise using their corrupted judicial system to execute is the future of thousands of other protesters imprisoned who are facing the same fate.” Further added; Ardeshir Zarezadeh, the executive director of ICHR
For over 4 decades the criminal regime has continuously executed widespread systematic tactics such as all forms of physical and mental violence, beating, Illegal arbitrarily Prosecutions, torture, forced confessions, murder, and executions of protesters, against the people of Iran, which must be severely prosecuted in the International criminal court, as well as enlisted as a terrorists entity worldwide.
After the murder of Mahsa Amini the world have come to see very closely and clearly that the united people of Iran nationwide and worldwide are being killed and threatened by the criminal regime. The moment the regime announced the death sentences for the protesters the Un Human Rights Council must have intervened to stop all executions.” Said: Daryanaz Shrinkam, Communication Director at ICHR Canada.
Under international law, the use of the death penalty must be restricted to the most serious crimes involving intentionally killing. The death penalty is a violation of the right to life and the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.
ICHR absolutely 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 to kill the prisoner, specially used as a method of murder by the state in cases of Mohsen Shekari, Ruhollah Zam, Navid Afkari, and many more.
ICHR loudly calls for accountability and Justice, the criminal regime and the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic (Ali Khamenei) must answer for their continued crimes against humanity and their terrorist activities. Murdering a protester through execution demands an immediate accountability and prosecution of the regime officials.