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Fear of Imminent Execution: Younes Aghayan Was Transferred to Solitary Confinemen
HRANA News Agency 27 DECEMBER 2012
Younes Aghayan, ethnic prisoner sentenced to death was transferred from Mahabad prison to solitary confinement in Urmia prison, yesterday.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Younes Aghayan, a follower of the Yari faith (Ahl-e Haq), ethnic prisoner who is sentenced to death, was transferred from Mahabad prison to solitary confinement in Urmia prison. There is fear of his execution.
Younes Aghayan is a follower of the Yari faith (Ahl-e Haq) from the village of Ooch Tappeh, near Miandoab. In October 2004, police raided Ooch Tappeh village to remove signs with religious writings of Yari faith. When villagers resisted the raid and confronted the police, Younes Aghayan, 21, and another Yari faith follower by the name of Mehdi Ghassemzadeh (Aghayan’s uncle) were arrested. In January 2005, the two men were put on trial by Branch Two of Mahabad Revolutionary Court, and were sentenced to five years in prison on charges of “carrying ammunition and arms,” and to death on charges of “armed resistence against the Islamic Republic of Iran.” After the Supreme Court confirmed the sentences, Mehdi Ghassemzadeh was executed in 2008, and Younes Aghayan has remained on death row inside Orumiyeh Prison since then.
Mehdi Ghassemzadeh was executed without the knowledge of his family and his court-appointed lawyer, and according to the source, his body was never returned to his family for burial.
Two Iranians at imminent danger of execution for consuming alcohol.
Iran Human Rights, June 24: Two people who were sentenced to death for consuming alcohol are at imminent danger of execution.
According to the state run Iranian news agency ISNA Iranian Supreme court has approved the death sentence of two people who are sentenced to death for consuming alcohol for the third time. Quoting the head of the Iranian judiciary in Razavi Khorasan province, Hasan Shariati, the report said: "These two had previously been sentenced to "Hadd" and their sentences (80 lashes each time) had been implemented. They were sentenced to death for being convicted of drinking alcohol for the third time and their sentence has been approved by the Supreme Court". Shariati added: "After approval by the Supreme Court, implementation of their execution is now being prepared".
Iran Human Rights (IHR) strongly condemns the death sentences of these two prisoners. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of IHR said: "It seems that the Iranian authority’s execution machine doesn’t know any limits". He added:" We urge the international community to react immediately to stop these executions. The world can not tolerate such barbaric punishments in 2012".
SOURCE : Iran Human Rights
UPDATE Amnesty International 15 April 2013
5 Five ‘crimes’ that can get you killed
#DeathPenalty #Executions #CapitalPunishment #Iran
1. Consensual sexual relations outside marriage:
* In Iran at least 10 individuals, mainly women, remain on death row having been sentenced to stoning for the crime of “adultery while married”.
2. Trafficking drugs :
* Likewise, more than 70 per cent of all officially acknowledged executions in Iran in 2012 were for drug offences.
3. White-collar crimes :
* In Iran, four men were sentenced to death in July 2012 after conviction of corruption and “disrupting the country’s economic system” for their role in a massive bank fraud.
4. Opposing the government :
* In 2012, Iran’s Supreme Court upheld the death sentence imposed on Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani under charges of “enmity against God” for his alleged ties to a banned Iranian opposition group, the Peoples’ Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI). He was originally only sentenced to a prison term and his death sentence came after two re-trials.
5. Offending or abandoning religion :
* In Iran, web programmer Saeed Malekpour was sentenced to death in 2010 for “insulting and desecrating Islam” after a software package he had developed was used without his knowledge to post pornographic images online. His death sentence was reportedly suspended in December after he entered a plea in which he "repented" for his actions, a claim disputed by his family.
FULL REPORT HERE :
SOURCE : Amnesty International
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Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of IHR urged the international community to show strong reaction to the executions in Iran.
He said: "The world must not get used to the executions in Iran. Most of the people executed in Iran haven’t been through fair trials and each of the executions must be condemned by the international community".
Reported Executions in Iran 2013 :
Iran Human Rights, May 6: Three prisoners were hanged in the "Liberty Square" of Kermanshah (western Iran) today.
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Iran Human Rights, May 2: Four prisoners were hanged in the prison of Arak (central Iran) today May 2, reported the Iranian state media.
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Iran Human Rights Tuesday 30 April 2013
Seven Prisoners Hanged in Iran-One Hanged in Public
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Hrana 28th April, 2013
2 prisoners are hanged in Waramin
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Iran Human Rights 24 April 2013
11 Prisoners Among Them 2 Women and 2 Afghan Citizens Were Executed in Iran
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Iran Human Rights, April 20: Four prisoners were hanged in the prison of Kerman (southeastern Iran) early this morning.
Iran Human Rights, April 17: Four prisoners were hanged in two different Iranian prisons today, Wednesday April 17.
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RFE / RL Seven men convicted of serious crimes have been hanged in Iran, according to local agency reports.
The semiofficial Mehr news agency reported on April 16 that the seven were hanged in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz -- four in public and three at the city’s Adel Abad prison.
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HRANA News Agency – 12th April, 2013
One prisoner has been hanged on March 10, 2013 in the Bandar Abbas prison.
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Iran Human Rights, March 6: Two prisoners were hanged publicly in North-western Iran.
HRANA News Agency – 16 prisoners hanged within last week across Iran.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), 12 prisoners were hanged in different cities of Iran during last week:
At least two prisoners convicted of drug trafficking were hanged in Yazd on Thursday, February 21, 2013.
One prisoner convicted of drug trafficking was hanged in Behbahan on Monday, February 25, 2013.
Three prisoners convicted of drug trafficking were hanged in Qazvin on Sunday, February 24, 2013.
Two prisoners convicted of drug trafficking were hanged in Sari and Kashan on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.
One prisoner convicted of drug trafficking was hanged in Semnan on Thursday, February 28, 2013.
Four prisoners convicted of rape were hanged in Gachsaran on Thursday, February 28, 2013.
A prisoner was hanged in Sari convicted of drug trafficking on Saturday, March 2, 2013.
Two prisoners convicted of murdering were hanged in Mianeh on Sunday, March 3, 2013.
Iran Human Rights, February 21: Three prisoners were hanged in the prison of Dizelabad in Kermanshah (western Iran) yesterday Wednesday February 20.
Iran Human Rights, February 20: One prisoner was hanged publicly in Arak (central Iran) today Wednesday February 20.
Iran Human Rights, February 19: Eight prisoners were hanged in Shiraz’s Adelabad Prison early this morning. According to the official website of the Iranian judiciary in the province of Fars, eight prisoners, among them one woman, were hanged this morning.
Iran Human Rights, February 18: According to reports from reliable sources in Iran, 12 prisoners are scheduled to be executed in Shiraz Prison (south of Iran) on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.
Iran Human Rights, February 17: Seven prisoners were hanged in the cities of Arak and Shiraz according to the official Iranian sources.
Iran Human Rights, February 13: One prisoner was publicly hanged in Tehran today.
Iran Human Rights, February 12: Two prisoners were hanged in Arak (South of Tehran) and one prisoner scheduled to be hanged publicly in Tehran tomorrow, reported the Iranian state media.
Iran Human Rights, February 6: Three prisoners were hanged in the prison of Isfahan reported the Iranian state media today.
Iran Human Rights, February 4: According to reports from reliable sources, Iranian authorities are executing in increasing numbers in Rajai Shahr Prison, west of Tehran.
Iran Human Rights, January 31: Five prisoners were executed in the prison of Kerman (Southeastern Iran) yesterday morning January 30., reported the state run Iranian media.
HRANA 29 JANUARY 2013
According to the reports by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Early this morning, five Balouch prisoners: Nazar Shahbakhsh-son of Allah Dad, Ne'matollah Shahbakhsh- son of Assad, Abdollah Shahbakhsh-son of Vali Mohammad, Abdorrahman SHahbakhsh-son of Youcef and Saleh Noti Zehi were executed in Kerman. They had been arrested five years ago. There is no information about their charges.
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Iran Human Rights, January 28: One prisoner was hanged in the prison of Mianeh (northwestern Iran) reported the official Iranian news agency IRNA today
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Iran Human Rights, January 26: According to the official Iranian media a man was hanged in the public early this morning in Kerman (southeastern Iran).
Iran Human Rights, January 25, 2013 : One prisoner was hanged in the prison of Ilam yesterday morning reported the state run Iranian news agency Fars.
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Iran Human Rights, January 23: Three prisoners were hanged in Qazvin Prison (west of Tehran) today.
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Sunday 20 January 2013; Tehran Today: Two Men Were Hanged Publicly 35 Days AFter Being Arrested-
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Iran Human Rights, January 19: Two men were publicly hanged in Pakdasht (South of Tehran) yesterday morning reported the official Iranian media today.
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Iran Human Rights 16 January 2013;
Six prisoners were hanged in three different Iranian prisons, reported the official Iranian media today.
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Iran Human Rights, January 6: Two prisoners were hanged in the prison of Khomarabad (western Iran) reported the official news website of the Iranian police today.
Iran Human Rights, January 5: Two prisoners were hanged publicly in the town of Shahr-e-Kord (western Iran) early this morning, reported the Iranian state media.
Iran Human Rights, January 3: One prisoner was hanged in the prison of Yasouj (southern Iran) yesterday January 2.
Reported Executions in Iran 2012:
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Iran Human Rights, December 29: Four prisoners were hanged in the prison of Yazd (Central Iran) early this morning Saturday December 29.
Iran Human Rights, December 27: Five prisoners were hanged publicly in southern Iran today December 27.
Iran Human Rights, December 27: An Afghan citizen was hanged in Dameghan (northern Iran) early this morning reported the Iranian state media.
HRANA News Agency – One prisoner convicted of drug trafficking was hanged in Sari Prison in presence of local Judiciary Authorities on Tuesday, December 25, 2012.
HRANA : Seven Prisoners Hanged in Isfahan, Iran
THURSDAY, 20 DECEMBER 2012
Iran Human Rights, December 17: One prisoner was hanged in Kashan (central Iran) today, reported the Iranian state media.
Iran Human Rights, December 10: One prisoner was hanged in the prison of Semnan (northern Iran) early this morning.
Iran Human Rights, December 8: Three prisoners were hanged in the southeastern Iranian city of Zahedan early this morning, reported the Iranian state media.
1 Woman And 3 Men Hanged In Western #Iran-
One Hanged Publicly :
Iran Human Rights Monday 3 December 2012
According to the official site of the Iranian judiciary in Kermanshah, one female and two male prisoners were hanged in the prison of Kermanshah, while a foruth prisoner was hanged publicly in the Azadi (Freedom) Square of Kermanshah Monday noon.
None of the prisoners were identified by name.
Iran Human Rights, November 17, 2012 : According to the reports from the Iranian state media two prisoners were hanged publicly the Iranian town of Darab (southern Iran) yesterday November 16.
Iran Human Rights, November 14, 2012 : Three prisoners were hanged publicly in Arak (central Iran) this morning, reported the Iranian state media today.
Iran Human Rights, November 13, 2012 : The Iranian state media has reported the hanging of two prisoners. The official website of the Iranian judiciary in the province of Fars (southern Iran) has reported the public hanging of one prisoner, identified as F. B., in the town of Neyriz (south of Shiraz) on November 12.
Iran Human Rights, November 12, 2012 : One prisoner was hanged in Ardebil (northwestern Iran) early this morning. According to the official website of the Iranian judiciary in Ardebil, a prisoner, whose name was not mentioned, was hanged early this morning in Ardebil Prison.
Iran Human Rights, November 11, 2012 : One prisoner was hanged in the Isfahan central prison early this morning, reported the Iranian state media
Iran Human Rights 8 November 2012, Prisoners Executed Today- 23 Executions In 2 Days- 9 Executions In Public
Iran Human rights, October 18: Two prisoners were hanged in the Shahroud Prison (northern Iran) early this morning. Thursday 18 October 2012
#IRAN Four Prisoners Were Hanged In North-Western Iran
Iran Human Rights Thursday 11 October 2012
#IRAN From October to October: 488 Executions , 333 on the Row
#CapitalPunishment #Executions #DeathPenalty
HRANA 10 OCTOBER 2012
According to a report by the HRA's Institute of Statistics and Publications, from 10th October 2011 until today, 488 people were executed in Iran. Meanwhile, 333 were sentenced to death and waiting for their executions.
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Iran Human Rights, October 7: Five prisoners were hanged in Shiraz (southern Iran) today reported the Iranian state media.
Iran Human Rights, October 2: Three Afghan prisoners were hanged in the prison of Tabas, eastern Iran, reported the Iranian state media today.
At least 14 men were executed in Iran, 18 in the row of execution within next days
FRIDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER 2012
Iran Human Rights, September 25: One prisoner was hanged in the prison of Semnan reported the Iranian media today.
Iran Human Rights, September 23: One prisoner was hanged in public in the Northwestern Iranian province of Azarbaijan today.
Iran Human Rights, September 20: According to official and unofficial reports from Iran, at least six prisoners were executed in three different prisons today.
One man hanged in public today- Another man to be hanged in public Tomorrow
Monday 10 September 2012
11 Prisoners Hanged Today According to Unofficial Sources- One Afghan Citizen Among Those Executed
Saturday 8 September 2012
One prisoner was hanged in Western Iran
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Three prisoners hanged in Isfahan (Central Iran)
Sunday 22 July 2012
Two prisoners hanged in Iran today: One man was hanged publicly in Shiraz (southern Iran)
Thursday 19 July 2012
Iran Human Rights, July 18: Three prisoners were hanged in the prison of Qazvin, west of Tehran, yesterday morning July 17.
Three Prisoners Were Hanged in South-Eastern Iran
Monday 16 July 2012
Update : Three prisoners were hanged in Qazvin (west of Tehran) today 12 July 2012
A woman prisoner (Safieh Ghafoori) was hanged in Shiraz today 12 July 2012
Two prisoners were hanged in western Iran
12 July 2012
Death Sentences Issued to Five More Ahwazi Arabs
10 July 2012
Two prisoners were hanged in southeastern Iran today
10 July 2012
Statement Against the Execution of Four Ahwazi Arabs and the Death Penalty in Iran 9 July 2012
Four prisoners were hanged in Iran 9 July 2012
Two prisoners were hanged in southeastern Iran
4 July 2012
Four prisoners executed in Iran- One hanged publicly
2 July 2012
Two prisoners were hanged publicly in Iran this morning
28 June 2012
Two Iranians at imminent danger of execution for alcohol consumption 25 June 2012
Death row political prisoner Yunes Aghayan is awaiting justice 22 June 2012
IMAGES OF TEHRAN, JUNE 20: ONE OF THE MIDDLE-EAST’S MOST MODERN CITIES (STRONG IMAGES)
20 June 2012
FOUR PRISONERS HANGED PUBLICLY IN TEHRAN THIS MORNING 20 June 2012
UPDATE: 4 AHWAZI POLITICAL PRISONERS CONFIRMED EXECUTED 19 June 2012
3 AHWAZI POLITICAL PRISONERS EXECUTED THIS MORNING 18 June 2012
Two prisoners were hanged publicly in southern Iran this morning 11 June 2012
EIGHT PEOPLE AMONG THEM FIVE AHWAZI ARAB POLITICAL PRISONERS AND ONE WOMAN AT IMMINENT DANGER OF EXECUTION IN IRAN- INTERNATIONAL PROTESTS CAN SAVE THEM 10 June 2012
Two prisoners convicted of waging war against God hanged in southeastern Iran this morning 9 June 2012
Five prisoners hanged publicly in Shiraz (southern Iran) today 7 June 2012
At least 8 prisoners executed in Iran, one day after EU expressed concern about the alarming number of the executions-
At least 78 executions in May 2012 31 May 2012
One prisoner hanged publicly in southern Iran- His attorney says he was innocent 26 May 2012
One Prisoner Publicly Executed in Southwestern Iran — 59 Executions in 9 Days 25 May 2012
Three prisoners were executed in Iran today- 58 executions in 7 days in Iran 22 May 2012
18 NEW EXECUTIONS IN IRAN: 53 EXECUTIONS IN ONE WEEK- IHR URGES THE WORLD COMMUNITY TO REACT
21 May, by Iran Human Rights
26 PRISONERS EXECUTED IN IRAN: 10 OFFICIAL AND 16 UNOFFICIAL EXECUTIONS IN THREE PRISONS
17 May, by Iran Human Rights
One prisoner was hanged in western Iran today
16 May, by Iran Human Rights
A prisoner charged with espionage for Israel and killing an Iranian nuclear scientist, was hanged this morning
15 May, by Iran Human Rights
Ten prisoners were executed in Iran
7 May, by Iran Human Rights
Four prisoners were executed in northern
Iran today April 30.
30 April, by Iran Human Rights
13 prisoners, among them five Afghan citizens, were executed in Iran
26 April, by Iran Human Rights
Four prisoners executed in Iran: One hanged in public
19 April, by Iran Human Rights
Two prisoners executed today- 20 executions in the past eight days in Iran
17 April, by Iran Human Rights
Indiscriminate executions of the alleged drug traffickers continue in Iran: Eight prisoners executed in southern Iran- Tens of prisoners to be executed in northwestern Iran
16 April, by Iran Human Rights
10 PRISONERS WERE HANGED IN IRAN YESTERDAY AND TODAY
10 April, by Iran Human Rights
One prisoner was hanged in central Iran
4 April, by Iran Human Rights
Three prisoners were hanged in Qazvin yesterday- 18 executions in one week
14 March, by Iran Human Rights
Two men publicly hanged in Mashhad (northeastern Iran) this morning
13 March, by Iran Human Rights
13 prisoners executed in the past days- Five others to be hanged publicly in the coming days
11 March, by Iran Human Rights
ANNUAL REPORT ON THE DEATH PENALTY IN IRAN- AT LEAST 676 EXECUTIONS IN 2011
4 March, by Iran Human Rights
One prisoner was hanged in western Iran
15 February, by Iran Human Rights
Four prisoners were executed in Qom (south of Tehran)
8 February, by Iran Human Rights
One man was hanged publicly in Karaj (west of Tehran)
1 February, by Iran Human Rights
One prisoner was hanged in western Iran today
30 January, by Iran Human Rights
Two prisoners were executed in northern Iran today
29 January, by Iran Human Rights
One prisoner was hanged in western Iran
28 January, by Iran Human Rights
One man was hanged publicly in southeastern Iran
19 January, by Iran Human Rights
12 EXECUTIONS IN SHIRAZ (SOUTHERN IRAN) TODAY: FIVE EXECUTIONS IN PUBLIC AND SEVEN EXECUTIONS IN THE PRISON
15 January, by Iran Human Rights
Two prisoners were executed- 9 others to be executed in the coming days
13 January, by Iran Human Rights
One man was hanged publicly in western Iran- At least 40 executions in the first week of 2012
8 January, by Iran Human Rights
Five prisoners were hanged in western Iran
7 January, by Iran Human Rights
One prisoner was hanged in Varamin (west of Tehran)- 34 executions in five days
6 January, by Iran Human Rights
Eight prisoners executed in Iran- Three hanged publicly today
5 January, by Iran Human Rights
The new year begins with more executions in Iran
3 January, by Iran Human Rights
SOURCE : http://iranhr.net/spip.php?mot3
Tanzanian people: killing is a bigger crime than stealing!
As a result of the poverty in Tanzania some people have to steal to eat. Stealing is probably not a choice but a survival issue. The problem becomes bigger when a thief gets caught. He gets stoned to death, burned or any other unthinkable torture death!
This absurd outcome happens often in Tanzania. The Tanzanian citizens do this themselves. Tanzanians must stop killing by stoning/burning or any other horrible torture death. Occasionally innocent people have been taken for a thief and also killed the same way.
For anyone, including a tourist, who sees such a horrifying practice this is a traumatizing experience. Many Tanzanian children watch this regularly. How do these children feel in their surroundings after seeing one of these executions?
The laws do not allow people to kill and police always investigate and search for the people who committed the killing but they usually don't find the killers.
Please tell the Tanzanian government to punish the killers and to make sure this never happen again. The police surveillance and investigations must be taken more seriously than has been the case. Nobody should be allowed to kill another by stoning or any other means!
Wang Lijun, formerly the director of public security and vice mayor of the southwestern China megapolis of Chongqing, fearing that Bo Xilai, Chongqing’s Communist Party chief, meant to assassinate him, fled on Feb. 6 to the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu, a four-hour drive west.
He spent over 24 hours in the consulate and, according to a Radio France International report, revealed to consular officials details about crimes committed by him and Bo. He then left Chengdu under the protection of Beijing security officials.
Prominent among Wang’s crimes was his participation in forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience, a practice the Chinese regime has denied. Earlier in his career, Wang gave a speech in which he discussed his involvement in organ harvesting.
In 2006, three years after becoming director of the public security bureau in Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province, Wang was given an award—but it wasn’t for fighting crime. Wang had done pioneering research on how best to transplant organs taken from prisoners—who were possibly still alive when their organs were removed—and honed his techniques over thousands of on site trials.
Wang received the award in September 2006 from the Guanghua Science and Technology Foundation, a charitable organization meant to promote science and technology to youth. According to its website it is under the direct leadership of the Communist Youth League, one of the Chinese Communist Party’s mass organizations used for recruitment.
For a veteran policeman, to see someone being executed and to see this person’s organs being transplanted to several other persons’ bodies, it was profoundly stirring.
In Wang’s acceptance speech, which is still available online (and archived here), he thanks Guanghua Foundation staff for “painstakingly traveling” to Liaoning Province to observe his work.
He notes one time when Guanghua staff had to rush back from overseas to view a trial. “They wanted to witness organ transplantation and examine it from their point of view: organ transplant benefits the public and improves Chinese law enforcement in a humane and democratic way,” Wang said.
“As we all know, the so-called ‘on the scene research’ is the result of several thousand intensive on-site transplants,” he added.
Wang accepted the award as director of the “On-the-Scene Psychological Research Center,” which according to its entry on the website of the Ministry of Commerce is an adjunct of Jinzhou City’s public security bureau. Its brief introduction says it has relationships and scholarly exchanges with universities in over 10 countries. Emails to the research center were not returned, and calls to the number listed did not go through.
In his acceptance speech, Wang said, “For a veteran policeman, to see someone being executed and to see this person’s organs being transplanted to several other persons’ bodies, it was profoundly stirring. This is a great endeavor that involved much hard work from many people. The secretary general of China Guanghua Foundation, Jinyang and his staff were right there at the transplant scene, they have experienced it all with us.”
In a speech given on the occasion of Wang’s award, Ren Jinyang, the secretary general of the Guanghua Foundation, explained that Wang was recognized for his “basic research and on-site experiments” in making transplant recipients more receptive to organs.
“They have created a brand new protective fluid,” Ren said. “After animal tests, out of body tests, and clinical operations, they have achieved an important milestone where the recipients become more receptive to a liver and kidney injected with such protective fluid.”
“The so called ‘research scene’ that Wang Lijun refers to is either an outright execution site with medical vans, or possibly a medical ward, where peoples’ organs are surgically removed,” said Ethan Gutmann, who has published extensively on organ harvesting from Chinese prisoners of conscience.
He added that the injections that the award refers to are probably “anti-coagulants and experimental medications that lower the chance of immune-system rejection as the organ is passed between one living body—heart still beating, soon to expire from the trauma—to another.” Gutmann added that this is “normal medical practice” in China, where hospitals, military hospitals, and public security bureaus intersect.
“There is zero guarantee that consent was involved,” Gutmann said. “Ample evidence has come to light that the victims could well have been Uyghur Muslims, Tibetan Buddhists, ‘Eastern Lightning’ Christians or—exponentially more likely—Falun Gong practitioners. In other words, Wang Lijun received an award for, at best, barbarism.”
David Matas, an award-winning Canadian human rights lawyer, and David Kilgour, a former Canadian secretary of state (Asia/Pacific) and crown attorney, co-authored a report on organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners in China. The pair estimate that in the six-year period 2000–2005, 60,000 transplantation operations were done in China and Falun Gong practitioners were the likely source for the organs for 41,500 operations.
In other words, approximately two-thirds of the organs used in transplant operations during this time period—which in part overlaps the period of Wang’s “research”—came from prisoners of conscience, most of whom would have been Falun Gong.
CQ Global Researcher, a leading global affairs journal, quotes Kilgour and Matas and Gutmann as independently estimating over 62,000 practitioners have been killed for their organs in the period 2000–2008.
In the eyes of experts, a significant question left worryingly open in Wang’s remarks is whether the prisoners actually died before their organs were taken from their bodies. Given the reference to drug injections, it is highly possible that the hearts of the victims were still beating when their organs were removed, these experts say.
“It used to be that China would shoot for execution, then they shifted from shooting to using injections,” says Matas. “In effect they’re not killing by injection, but paralyzing by injection, and taking the organs out while the body is still alive.”
When an organ is removed from a still-live body, it is fresher and rejection rates are lower. “It’s possible to source an organ immediately after the victim is brain dead, but much more complicated,” says Matas. “The organ deterioration is more marked once they are brain dead, but if you keep the body alive through drugs you can harvest organs over a longer period of time.”
Wang’s conversations with the U.S. consular officials in Chengdu might shed light on such details as the function of the drugs he used in transplantation operations in Liaoning Province.
In any case Wang’s visit to the consulate provides the best opportunity to date of confirmation from a Chinese official of the ongoing practice of forced organ harvesting in China.
At a press conference on Monday in Washington, D.C., Falun Gong spokesperson Dr. Tsuwei Huang called on the U.S. government to release the contents of Wang Lijun’s conversations.
US House Resolution 605, passed by a vote of 412-1 in March 2010, cites the United Nations Committee Against Torture report that calls for an "independent investigation of the claims that some Falun Gong practitioners have been subjected to torture and used for organ transplants."
Hadi Abedi Bakhoda is a political prisoner of the 1980s on charges of supporting the main Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). He was tortured and shot by the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), when arrested.
His spinal cord was damaged in such a way that he now cannot walk and is in a wheelchair since the incident. The shooting also damaged other organs including his kidneys and his bladder that had failed totally. Since then, he suffers from debilitating physical complications as a result of his injuries. Abedi Bakhoda's wife and Mehri Javan Mahjub (a former prisoner) were arrested and sent to Lakan Prison. His brother, Hormoz, was executed by the Iranian regime on similar charges.
Branch One of the Revolutionary Court condemned Hadi Abedi-Bakhoda for two years imprisonment in 2009 (he then was transferred to the Lakan prison in Rasht in Nov 2009) even if he was not capable of imprisonment due because of his severe physical infirmities. The coroner's office, prison clinic and other health institutes confirmed this fact at the time and also demanded his release but the Intelligence Ministry and the Revolutionary Court have never paid attention to his conditions, therefore, he was transferred to prison.
Hadi Abedi-Bakhoda is sent to hospital only when his conditions become very critical, but ultimately because of his fragile health, they are forced to give him sick-leave.
According to Human Rights Activists in Iran, on Monday May 23, 2011, the Revolutionary Court of Rasht (Branch One) summoned Hadi Abedi-Bakhoda to notify him that the lash ruling against him would have been carried out despite his health conditions (his bladder was not functioning properly and he was suffering from a severe kidney disorder) and did not even consider the fact that he was in a wheelchair: he then received 51 lashes for the alleged crime of not reporting to the Lakan prison in Rasht on time when he was hospitalized during a sick-leave.
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Excellency Ban Ki-Moon,
Following the presidential elections of June 2009 and ensuing peaceful protests from Iranians challenging the results, the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran is engaged in the systematic suppression of all forms of dissent. From street beatings to torture, rape, disappearance, to formal executions - the Iranian regime has violated even its own laws. In two cases the appeal court has converted the sentences from imprisonment to Execution by hanging.
Iran is party to a number of United Nations Treaties, all of which acknowledge the right to life of every human being. We believe that Iran should be pressured to uphold the international human rights standards to which it has acceded.
Today more than 60 political prisoners are in the DEATH ROW awaiting the final act. The news that we have received recently indicate that Zeinab Jalalian, a Kurdish freedom fighter of 27, might be executed at any moment.
Concerning our sister Zeinab Jalalian we urge you to join our effort to achieve following targets:
1- The Death Sentence of Zeynab Jalalian should be immediately cancelled.
2- Her family and lawyer should get access to her.
3- An independent medical committee from international Human Rights organizations to examine physical and mental conditions of our sister, and to apply treatments.
A list of prisoners follows. This list might change day by day as some of may be hanged (often w.ith no notice being given to their families) and some new names might be added. We try to update the list here.
Mohammad Amin Agooshi
Mohammad Amin Abdollahi
Pisoners from Tehran:
Amir Reza Arefi
Alireza Rami Kheirabadi
Mohammad Ali Haj Aghaei
Prisoners from Sistan and Baloochestan
Abed Gehram Zahi
Prisoners from Ahvaz
Ali Reza Salmandalafi
عالیجناب آقای بان کی مون
بعد از انتخابات ریاست جمهوری و در پی اعتراضات به نتایج آن رژیم جمهوری اسلامی به سرکوب سازمان یافته و منظم هر صدای مخالف و دهراندیش دست یازیده. از سرکوب تظاهرات خیابانی گرفته تا شکنجه، تجاوز، نا پدید شدن، تا اعدام، رژیم ایران حتی قوانین خودش را زیر پا گذاشته. در دو مورد دادگاه تجدید نظر احکام حبس را به اعدام تبدیل نموده.
ایران عضو سازمان ملل است و امضاکننده بسیاری از بیانیه ها است که همگی آنها حق حیات را برای هر کس به رسمیت میشناسند. ما باور داریم که با افزایش فشار باید رژیم ایران را به احترام به تعهداتش در باره به حقوق بشر وا داشت.
امروز بیش از شصت زندانی سیاسی در راهرو مرگ در انتظار روز اعدام خود هستند. اخباری که اخیرن در بارهٔ زینب جلالیان دریافت کرده ایم حاکی از اینند که این مبارز آزادیخواه بیست و هفت سالهٔ کرد هر لحظه در خطر اعدام قرار دارد.
با نگرانی از سرنوشت خواهرمان زینب جلالیان ما مصرن از شما دعوت میکنیم تا به نبرد ما برای کسب اهداف زیر در مورد بپیوندید:
یک) لغو فوری حکم اعدام زینب جلالیان
دو) دسترسی فوری وکیل و خانوادهٔ زینب به وی
سه) دسترسی یک کمیتهٔ پزشكی از طرف سازمانهای بین المللی حقوق بشر برای بررسی سلامت جسمی و روحی خواهرمان
این لیست عزیزان در راهرو مرگ در لحظه حاضر است. این لیست بدلیل اعدام برخی و اضافه کردن برخی دیگر هر روز شاید تءییر کند. ما تلاش میکنیم که این لیست را همواره به روز نگاه داریم.
لیست زندانیان کرد:
محمد امید آگوشی
محمد امین عبداللهی
حبيب الله گلپري پور
لیست زندانیان در تهران
امیر رضا عارفی
علیرضا رمی خیرآبادی
سعید شاه قلعه¬ای
محمدعلی حاج آقایی
لیست زندانیان در سیستان و بلوچستان
عابد گهرام زهی
ناصر شه بخش
ماحد فرادی پور
یوسف لفته پور
لیست زندانیان در اهواز
علیرضا سلمان دلفی
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Sauver l’IRAN des exécutions sommaires
Son excellence Monsieur Ban Ki-Moon
A la suite des élections présidentielles de Juin 2009 et les protestations contre les résultats officiels qui ont suivies, le gouvernement de la République Islamique est engagé dans la suppression systématique de toute sorte de dissidence. Des charges violentes dans la rue à la torture, viole, disparition, à l’exécution formelle, le régime islamique a violé même ses propres lois. Dans deux cas la Cours d’Appel a converti des peines d’emprisonnement en exécution par pendaison.
Iran est partie prenante d’un nombre de traits des Nations Unis qui reconnaissent le droit à la vie de tout être humain. Nous pensons que l’Iran doit être mis sous pression afin de soutenir le standard international des droits de l’homme auquel il a accédé.
Aujourd’hui il y a plus de 60 prisonniers politiques dans le COULOIR de la MORT. Les nouvelles récentes propose de notre sœur Zeinab Jalalian indiquent que cette militante kurde de 27 ans risque d’être pendue à tout moment.
Inquiets du sort de Zeinab nous vous demandons de nous joindre pour obtenir objectifs suivants :
1) L’annulation immédiate de la peine de mort de Zeinab Jalalian
2) Accès immédiat de la famille et l’avocat de Zeinab à elle
3) L’accès d’une commission médicale des organisations internationales des Droits de l’Homme à Zeinab pour examiner sa santé sur le plan physique et morale et de la soigner.
Voici la liste des prisonniers condamnés à mort à ce jour. Cette liste change presque chaque jour, certains des prisonniers pourraient être pendus et d’autres rajoutés à la liste.
Prisonniers de Kurdistan:
Mohammad Amin Agooshi
Mohammad Amin Abdollahi
Prisonniers de Tehran:
Amir Reza Arefi
Alireza Rami Kheirabadi
Mohammad Ali Haj Aghaei
Prisonniers de Sistan and Baloochestan
Abed Gehram Zahi
Ali Reza Salmandalafi
The regime in Teheran is brutal and the Iranian people are suffering a lot.
The Regime is executing more and more people with or without evidence.
Among the victims there are women, children and juveniles.
In this moment among 70 and 80 children are waiting in prison fore their executions!
Vi opfordrer hermed den danske regering til på alle planer, at gøre sin indflydelse gældende for at stoppe det iranske præstestyres grusomheder mod den iranske befolkning.
Især de vilkårlige henrettelser, der også nu rammer børn, unge og kvinder er en skændsel for verdenssamfundet - og bør stoppes med alle demokratiske midler.
The death penalty has been around for a very long time and then was stopped in 1976 and came back. The death penalty has taken a lot of lives.
Executions from 2006 were 53 and that is too many. Total executions since 1973 have been 1057. These people need to be helped not killed. So please help and save a life.