Tag Archive: execution

Jun 25 2014

Executions protect state not society

This week’s Programme on Bread and Roses TV in Persian and English. عدام براى حفاطت از دولت است نه جامعه برنامه نان و گل سرخ مجله ای سیاسی – اجتماعی در کانال جديد٬ ۲۵ ژوئن ۲۰۱۴ با فريبرز پويا٬ بهرام سروش و مريم نمازى مصاحبه با سخنگوى کميته بين المللى عليه اعدام و سنگسار مينا …

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Apr 13 2014

Ghesas and Execution are the same

Mohammad Javad Larijani, the secretary-general of the Iranian High Council for Human Rights recently said: “The problem lies in that the west does not understand that Ghesas code [retribution] is different from execution. A verdict of Ghesas belongs to the aggrieved who can either pardon the condemned or impose the sentence”. Mohammad Javad Larijani said: …

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Mar 02 2014

I am left cursing

Here’s a video of a young man being executed in Iran. He wants to say goodbye to his mother who can be heard screaming in the crowd. He struggles with the regime’s executioners, kicks one of them to cheers in the crowd but is then subdued and hung… You can then hear the regime’s mercenaries …

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Oct 17 2013

The Islamic regime of Iran plans to re-execute a man who survived the death penalty


The Islamic regime of Iran plans to re-execute a man who survived his execution under “moderate” Rouhani’s administration. The International Committee Against Execution calls for worldwide public condemnation and pressure to stop the re-execution of 27 year old Alireza M, a father of two young girls. His daughters’ ask: “Is this world cruel to the …

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Jul 14 2013

We need you to protest


To all caring people around the world! On the left is is a picture of a nice young couple. This is Ali Mahin Torabi and his wife, in Turkey who are looking for a safe place to move to. Ali had been sentenced to death. In 2001 when he was 15 years old he asked …

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Mar 18 2013

A few calls for help


Protest executions in Iran Kamil Alboshoka, a human geography student at Kingston University has asked that I publicise his campaign to defend 5 Ahwazi Arabs facing execution in Iran, including members of his family and friends.  Mohammad Ali Amouri, Sayed Jaber Alboshoka and his brother Sayed Mokhtar Alboshoka, and teachers Hashem Sha’bani Amouri, and Hadi Rashidi (or Rashedi) are charged with “enmity …

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Jan 13 2013

People of Marivan, Iran, stage a general strike against death sentences

Saturday, 12 January 2013 The people of Marivan, in the Kurdistan province in western Iran, have today staged a general strike to protest the death sentences against Zanyar and Loghman Moradi. The strike comes following a call for strike by the International Committee against Execution (ICAE) and the families of the Moradis and a worldwide …

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Jan 10 2013

List of protests against Execution of Zanyar and Loghman Moradi

Zanyar and Loghman Moradi, two young men, face imminent execution in Iran on trumped up charges of “enmity against god” and “corruption on earth”. Zanyar asks: “Is the world so cruel as to stand by and watch [our] public execution and say and do nothing?”. Please say and do something now… Join below protests in …

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Jan 10 2013

I dreamed that god would be forgiving

UPDATED INFORMATION ON 11 and 12 JANUARY PROTESTS AGAINST IMMINENT EXECUTION OF THE MORADIS “I despair thinking of death; I do not want to be buried with my dreams.” This is 21 year old Zanyar Moradi’s plea in a letter distributed by the International Committee against Execution. He awaits imminent execution along with his cousin …

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Oct 22 2012

A killing spree

In the past 48 hours, the Islamic regime of Iran executed 13 people (in a report received by Mina Ahadi and the International Committee against Execution). 3 were executed this Sunday on charges of ‘corruption’ and ‘enmity against god’ in Sistan Baluchestan, namely Yahya Charizehi, Abdoljalil Kahrazehi and Abdolbasset Rigi. 10 others, including Saeed Sadighi and a father …

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Jul 10 2012

Allah ordered the execution

Below is a Reuter’s report of a woman being executed near Kabul, Afghanistan by the Taliban this Sunday. It says she was accused of adultery and that Taliban members were ‘sexually involved’ with her, possibly via rape, and that she was tortured and killed to settle a dispute… Watching the very disturbing video, I can’t …

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Jan 22 2012

I want to live

So says the trembling voice of a 21-year-old youth in Karaj prison. Zaniar says that his death sentence and that of his cousin, Loqman, have been confirmed on appeal, but the prison authorities have not officially informed them. “Please do something”, he fearfully asks me. “I am very worried. They might call me at any …

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Dec 15 2011

What needs to be done at every execution

This is exactly what needs to be done with every execution: ‘Capital punishment is the state’s terminology for murder. Individuals murder each other, but states sentence individuals to ‘capital punishment.’ The demand to end capital punishment and prohibit murder stems from opposition to intentional, deliberate and planned murder of one by the other. That a …

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