Petition Tag - executions

1. Abolish The Death Penalty in America

I started this petition to let America know that we believe capital punishment is barbaric.
America is the only western country to still use it.
Does America really want to be in the same box as China, Saudi Arabia and certain African and Muslim countries?
Capital punishment creates more victims, the loved ones of the condemned inmates.
We can't bring their victims back by executing people.
States that have abolished it have seen the crime rate goes down. People who implement it, have seen the crime rate increase !
Innocent people have been executed and still are. DNA tests have proven it to be so.
I think that condemned inmates should have the right to donate non life threatening organs and blood and bone marrow for the rest of their lives in return for their sentences being commuted to life or life without parole, for states who refuse to abolish it.
Many executions have been botched. One inmate took over 2 hours to die and was clearly in pain. That's called torture and is illegal under the 8th Amendment.
Please sign this petition. This draconian horror does not belong in a civilized nation!

2. Do Not Execute Iranian Kurd Political Prisoner Hadi Husseini

URGENT!! Hadi Hussein is one of six Iranian Kurdish political prisoners scheduled to be hanged at ANY time!! Six Sunni Kurd prisoners were taken to an unknown place of execution by the raid of officials at salon NO. 10 in Rajai Shahr prison on 3 March 2015. The prisoners including Hamed Ahmadi, Kamal Mollaei, Hadi Husseini, Sedigh Mohamadi, Jamshid Dehghani and Jahangir Dehghani were blindfolded and transferred to an unknown place according to the reports received by BCR Group.

All the inmates are young, between the ages of 27 to 33 years old.
They were reportedly beaten severely and insulted during an attack by their jailers, causing wounds to their hands and legs.

The prison officials have informed the inmates’ relatives to meet their children for the last time. The prisoners have been arrested and sentenced to death on the charge of Moharebeh, acting against national security and propaganda against the regime of Iran after having enduring excruciating months in Islamic Republic torture chambers on 2009.

3. Drop "Propaganda" Charges Against Iranian-Kurdish Human Rights Lawyer Masoud Shamsnejad

On April 12, 2014 it was announced that Iranian-Kurdish human rights lawyer Masoud Shamsenjad had been indicted on "propaganda" charges.

Masoud Shamsnejad is an attorney and on the faculty of Payam Nour and Azad universities in Orumieh. He has defended several Iranian Kurdish political prisoners, including death row inmate Habibollah Golparipour who was executed in October 2013.

With these "propaganda" charges, and the prison sentence they threaten, Mr. Shamsnejad becomes the latest human rights lawyer to be targeted for persecution. In his March 2014 report, the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran Dr. Ahmed Shaheed estimates that there are at least 42 lawyers either in prison or facing imprisonment in Iran today.

4. Free Rouhollah Tavana, Iranian Sentenced to Death for "Insulting the Prophet" In a Private Video

FEBRUARY 20, 2014: Mashhad Intelligence agents arrested Rouhollah Tavana, 34, at his home in Mashhad in October 2011. According to a court documents, Intelligence agents confiscated a private video recording of Tavana on his personal computer, in which while under the influence of alcohol he allegedly uttered a phrase the judge interpreted as insulting the Prophet of Islam, a crime under Iranian law. However, the same law explicitly notes that insulting the Prophet is not a crime punishable by death if the person is drunk.

We have asked all authorities for a pardon and for forgiveness for him. My son has repented. My son wrote a letter in prison and expressed remorse, but nothing happened. We can’t rely on anything. They are going to hang him just like that,” Tavana’s mother Fakhri Jamali said.

Branch 5 of the Razavi Khorasan Province Criminal Court sentenced Rouhallah Tavana to death, and an appeals court later upheld his death sentence. On February 14, 2014, Branch 14 of the Iranian Supreme Court also upheld his death sentence, which can now be carried out at any time.

According to Article 262 of the new Islamic Penal Code, “Whoever insults [the Prophet Mohammad] . . . shall be sentenced to death.” However, Article 263 of the Code states, “If the individual accused of [insult] claims that his statements were made reluctantly, negligently, unintentionally, or while drunk, or angry, or were verbal blunders, or were said without attention to the meaning of the words, or were quoting another individual, he will not be considered a insulter of the Prophet.” A note on this article further adds, “If the insult is uttered while drunk or angry or quoting someone else, and is considered an insult, it will be punishable by up to 74 lashes.”

Jamali said judicial authorities refused to accept a letter the family wrote requesting a retrial, saying that they only receive letters from families of those on death row for drug-related crimes, not for other crimes. She added that the basis for the death sentence is a private video Tavana recorded of himself at his home, joking privately with his brother while under the influence of alcohol. In addition to “insulting the Prophet,” Rouhollah Tavana was charged with “producing alcoholic beverages.”

In an interview with the Campaign, Fakhri Jamali appealed for help to save her son’s life. “They said they will serve the lawyer and my son with his death sentence ruling at Vakilabad Prison in Shiraz in the next two weeks. My son has no idea that the Supreme Court has confirmed his death sentence. He keeps calling from prison and asking about it, and all we do is to give him hope. We are now forced to give interviews to the media. Up until now, we were afraid my son’s situation would worsen if we gave interviews, but we have no choice anymore. We ask everyone to help stop my son’s death sentence,” she said.

Describing what led to her son’s arrest and his death sentence, Tavana’s mother told the Campaign, “Three years ago, one of my son’s friends called the Mashhad Intelligence Office and told them that my son had information at his home that was ‘anti-revolutionary’ and ‘against the Supreme Leader.’ Forces from the Mashhad Intelligence Office raided my son’s home suddenly, searching through all his books, personal items, and his computer hard disk. On his computer there was a video that my son and one of his brothers had made of themselves on the night of his birthday.

According to Jamali, “In this video, my son, who was having a drink, said a sentence that cannot even be a direct insult to Prophet Mohammad. He was holding the knife he was going to cut the cake with and he said, ‘Put this knife up your prophet’s butt.’ But this film was private and other than himself and his brother, there was no one else in it. My son was kept in solitary confinement inside the Intelligence Office for three-and-a-half months, and then they transferred him to Vakilabad Prison in Shiraz.”

Judicial authorities leveled the charge of producing alcoholic beverages against Tavana based on another personal video confiscated from his home. Rouhollah Tavana did not share these videos with anyone else at any time. “He had a file on his computer which the Intelligence forces found. Rouhollah had videotaped himself when he was all alone, concocting an alcoholic beverage in a pressure cooker in the kitchen. [In the video] he was jokingly describing the directions for making the alcoholic drink. But all of these were private files. The Intelligence forces themselves took the files and put them on CDs and entered them into his case,” Jamali said her son’s other charges.

Tavana’s mother also said that the family has a letter from the Medical Examiner’s Office confirming that Rouhollah Tavana suffers from Cluster B Personality Disorders and needs treatment.

After his arrest, Tavana spent 3.5 months in a solitary cell inside the Mashhad Intelligence Office. He has expressed remorse for cursing. His family visits him once a week.

5. Stop the Execution of Younes Aghayan

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.

6. IRAN : HALT the EXECUTION of 2 Men for "Drinking Alcohol"

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

http://iranhr.net/spip.php?article2535

7. STOP Executions In IRAN !

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 :

http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/five-crimes-can-get-you-killed-2013-04-15

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 :
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Iran Human Rights, June 2: Two prisoners were hanged in the prison of Khoramabad (western Iran), reported the Iranian state media.

Iran Human Rights, May 25: According to unofficial sources in Iran, at least one woman was hanged on Wednesday, May 22 in Gharchak Prison, located in Varamin (a city near Tehran).

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Iran Human Rights, May 20: Two prisoners were hanged in the prison of Hamadan (western Iran) today May 20.

Iran Human Rights, May 19: Two prisoners were hanged in Tehran’s Evin Prison early this morning.


Iran Human Rights, May 18: One prisoner was hanged in the prison of Khoramabad (western Iran) today May 18

Iran Human Rights, May 16: A prisoner was hanged in public in Noshahr (northern Iran) today, reports Mehr, a state-run Iranian news agency.

Iran Human Rights, May 15: Three prisoners were hanged in the Rajai Shahr Prison of Karaj (west of Tehran) today.

Iran Human Rights, May 15: Seven prisoners were hanged in the central Prison of Rasht (Northern Iran) today.

Iran Human Rights, May 11: One prisoner was hanged in Kermanshah (western Iran) today.

Iran Human Rights, May 9: Four prisoners were hanged in Semnan Province (northern Iran) early this morning reported the Iranian state media.


Iran Human Rights, May 7: Three prisoners were hanged in the prison of Isfahan (Central Iran) early this morning, reported the Iranian state media.

Iran Human Rights, May 6: Three prisoners were hanged in the "Liberty Square" of Kermanshah (western Iran) today.

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.


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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

8. Tell Tanzanians to STOP KILLING the poor who steal: Let the Law Take Action!

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!

9. US Must Disclose Attempted Defector's Testimony about China's Organ Harvesting of Live Political Prisoners

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.

Live Harvesting
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."

10. Free Hadi Abedi Bakhoda, a very ill political prisoner!

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.

11. Save IRAN from Executions

[نسخه فارسی پایین صفحه]
[Version française plus loin]

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.

Kurdish prisoners:
Zeinab Jalalian
Shirkou Moarefi
Habib Latifi
Sami Hosseini
Jamal Mohammadi
Rostam Arkia
Rashid Akhkandi
Hossein Khezri
Mostafa Salimi
Anwar Rostami
Iraj Mohammadi
Mohammad Amin Agooshi
Ahmad Poladkhani
Hassan Talei
Mohammad Amin Abdollahi
Ghader Mohammadzadeh
Aziz Mohammadzadeh
Habibollah Golparipour

Pisoners from Tehran:

Ali Saremi
Ayub Porkar
Ahmad Karimi
Nasser Abdolhosseini
Amir Reza Arefi
Alireza Rami Kheirabadi
Khaled Hardani
Shah Ghalei
Abbas Deldar
Abdolreza Ghanbar
Mohsen Daneshpour
Ahmad Daneshpour
Mohammad Ali Haj Aghaei

Prisoners from Sistan and Baloochestan

Abdolrahman Narooie
Abed Gehram Zahi
Abdoljalil Rigi
Mohamoud Rigi
Nasser Shebakhshi
Ali Sa’edi
Valid Nisi
Mahed Faradipour
Daer Mahavi
Maher Mahavi
Ahmad Sa’edi
Yousef Loftepour

Prisoners from Ahvaz

Avdeh Afravi
Ali Reza Salmandalafi
Ali Halafi
Moslem Alhaei
Abdolreza Navasari
Yahiyeh Nasseri
Abdolayeman Za’eri
Nazem Berihi
Abdolreza Halichi
Zamal Bavi
Reysan Savari
Leyla Kabi


نسخه فارسی
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:

زینب جلالیان
شیرکو معرفی
حبیب لطیفی
سامی حسینی
جمال محمدی
رستم ارکیا
رشید آخکندی
حسین خضری
مصطفی سلیمی
انور رستمی
ایرج محمدی
محمد امید آگوشی
احمد پولادخانی
حسن طالعی
محمد امین عبداللهی
قادر محمدزاده
عزیز محمدزاده
حبيب الله گلپري پور

لیست زندانیان در تهران

علی صارمی
ایوب پرکار
احمد کریمی
ناصر عبدالحسینی
امیر رضا عارفی
علیرضا رمی خیرآبادی
خالد حردانی
سعید شاه قلعه¬ای
عباس دلدار
محسن دانشپور
احمد دانشپور
عبدالرضا قنبری
محمدعلی حاج آقایی

لیست زندانیان در سیستان و بلوچستان

عبدلرحمن ناروئی
عابد گهرام زهی
عبدالجلیل ریگی
محمود ریگی
ناصر شه بخش
علی ساعدی
ولید نیسی
ماحد فرادی پور
دعیر مهاوی
ماهر مهاوی
احمد ساعدی
یوسف لفته پور

لیست زندانیان در اهواز

اوده افراوی
علیرضا سلمان دلفی
علی حلفی
مسلم الحایی
عبدلرضا نواسری
یحیی باصری
عبدلامیان زائری
ناظم بریحی
عبدلرضا هلیچی
زمال باوی
ریسان سواری
لیلا کعبی



======== Version française ==========

Pétition urgente
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:

Zeinab Jalalian
Shirkou Moarefi
Habib Latifi
Sami Hosseini
Jamal Mohammadi
Rostam Arkia
Rashid Akhkandi
Hossein Khezri
Mostafa Salimi
Anwar Rostami
Iraj Mohammadi
Mohammad Amin Agooshi
Ahmad Poladkhani
Hassan Talei
Mohammad Amin Abdollahi
Ghader Mohammadzadeh
Aziz Mohammadzadeh
Habibollah Golparipour

Prisonniers de Tehran:

Ali Saremi
Ayub Porkar
Ahmad Karimi
Nasser Abdolhosseini
Amir Reza Arefi
Alireza Rami Kheirabadi
Khaled Hardani
Shah Ghalei
Abbas Deldar
Abdolreza Ghanbar
Mohsen Daneshpour
Ahmad Daneshpour
Mohammad Ali Haj Aghaei

Prisonniers de Sistan and Baloochestan

Abdolrahman Narooie
Abed Gehram Zahi
Abdoljalil Rigi
Mohamoud Rigi
Nasser Shebakhshi
Ali Sa’edi
Valid Nisi
Mahed Faradipour
Daer Mahavi
Maher Mahavi
Ahmad Sa’edi
Yousef Loftepour

Prisonniers d'Ahvaz

Avdeh Afravi
Ali Reza Salmandalafi
Ali Halafi
Moslem Alhaei
Abdolreza Navasari
Yahiyeh Nasseri
Abdolayeman Za’eri
Nazem Berihi
Abdolreza Halichi
Zamal Bavi
Reysan Savari
Leyla Kabi

12. Stop juvenile executions in Iran

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!

13. Stop henrettelser af børn og unge i Iran

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.

14. Save a Life (getting rid of the death penalty)

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.