Мобильный 1 Add news
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020December 2020January 2021February 2021March 2021April 2021May 2021June 2021July 2021August 2021September 2021October 2021November 2021December 2021January 2022
12345678910111213141516
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
News Every Day |

Iran’s Dismal Human Rights In 2021 – OpEd

Iran’s Dismal Human Rights In 2021 – OpEd

By Hossein Beizayi

Human rights and human dignity are God-given non-negotiable rights for all human beings. In fact, human rights, in its many forms and shapes are the metrics that a country’s judicial system and its other branches of government could be gauged and judged.

Iran’s report card on human rights has gained another failing mark in 2021. The Iranian regime’s dire human rights record has only worsened in 2021, with growing numbers of violations, particularly in the months since Ebrahim Raisi, or the “Butcher of Tehran,” was installed as the newest president of the country.

Ebrahim Raisi, one of the key violators of human rights in Iran

Raisi is known for his role in the massacre of more than 30,000 political prisoners in Iran in the summer of 1988.  At the time, Raisi was Tehran’s deputy prosecutor when Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini tasked him with serving on a Death Commission that sent prisoners to the gallows after mock trials that lasted just minutes. Before becoming president, Raisi was Iran’s judiciary chief. Under his reign, the judiciary and security forces launched a brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters in November 2019, killing an estimated 1,500 anti-government demonstrators and dissidents and detaining and torturing thousands more with total impunity. The fatal crackdown of peaceful protests of the people of Khuzestan, the farmers of Isfahan, and the teachers and educators across Iran have all been happening under the presidency of Ebrahim Raisi and by order of his superior, Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader. One has only to imagine the state of human rights in a country that one of the supreme violators of human rights is its sitting president.

UN and Human Rights in Iran

Referring to the growing use of capital punishment and the alarming rate of executions in Iran, Mr. Javed Rehman, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in the country, informed the UN General Assembly that “there are extensive, vague and arbitrary grounds in Iran for imposing the death sentence, which quickly can turn this punishment into a political tool.”

Delivering his fourth annual report on Oct. 25, 2021, Mr. Javed Rehman warned: “In addition, the structural flaws of the justice system are so deep and at odds with the notion of rule of law that one can barely speak of a justice system. The entrenched flaws in the law and in the administration of the death penalty in Iran mean that most, if not all, executions are an arbitrary deprivation of life.”

Mr. Javed Rehman urged the Iranian authorities “to undertake further reforms in order to end the imposition of the death penalty in violation of international law, in line with consistent recommendations made year after year to Iran by international human rights mechanisms.”

In its 76th session, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning the Iranian regime’s human rights abuses. Passed with 78 affirmative votes, this is the 68th UN resolution on the human rights situation in Iran since the mullahs rose to power in 1979.

The resolution expresses serious concern at the “alarmingly high frequency of the imposition and carrying-out of the death penalty,” “widespread and systematic use of arbitrary arrests and detentions,” “deliberately denying prisoners access to adequate medical treatment and supplies,” and “appalling acts committed by prison guards at Evin prison,” “harassment, intimidation, and persecution, including abductions, arrests, and executions, of political opponents, human rights defenders,” and “arbitrary arrest and detention, and torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment against peaceful protesters,” and “the use of torture to extract confessions, and cases of suspicious deaths in custody.”

Violation of Human rights in Iran, broader than one may imagine

It is not only the number of executions and other forms of human rights abuses that are appalling in Iran but also the nature of some of these killings and abuses. Arbitrary arrests, unthinkable forms of tortures, extended solitary confinements, forced confessions and TV interviews, arrest and punishment of family members, void of proper and standard court hearings, etc., are part of a long list of examples of human rights abuses in Iran. On the other hand, executions have involved juveniles, women, and individuals from ethnic and religious minority groups, including Kurds, Arabs, and Sunnis. Although Iran is a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the government has made no effort to alter the country’s penal code, which allows girls as young as nine to be executed.

In summary

The word “mercy” is non-existent in the mullah’s vocabulary. As the Iranian people become more dissatisfied with the government and choose to show their discontent by organizing social protests and assemblies, it is anticipated that the human rights abuses in Iran to climb and take new forms and shapes. The world should place the issue of human rights in Iran in its dealings with Iran. I bring this note to an end by a poem from Saadi, a popular Persian poet of the past, that prescribes a remedy for what may be a dignified cure for what humanity is experiencing now.

“Human beings are members of a whole, in creation of one essence and soul.

If one member is afflicted with pain, other members uneasy will remain.

If you have no sympathy for human pain, the name of human you cannot retain.”









Read also

NCC warns Nigerians of new ransomware attacking organisational networks

Joe Biden commands the nation to 'stop seeing Spider-Man' in an absolutely unhinged 'SNL' cold open

Piers Morgan fans go wild as he returns to breakfast TV after nearly a year – with cheeky dig at ITV


News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on Today24.pro

News Every Day

Blockchain In Supply Chain Market will reach nearly US$14,884.4 million in revenues by 2028

Today24.pro — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here


News Every Day

Aquafeed Market will Register a CAGR of 10.5% through 2028



Sports today


Новости тенниса
Australian Open

Губерниев высказался о решении властей Австралии аннулировать визу Джоковича



Спорт в России и мире

Тарасов показал фигуру недавно родившей третьего ребенка Костенко


Загрузка...

All sports news today




Загрузка...

Sports in Russia today

Тарасов показал фигуру недавно родившей третьего ребенка Костенко


Новости России

Game News

Valve and Geico team up for a Portal-themed insurance ad


Russian.city


Избитый фигурист Соловьев признался, что испытывает проблемы с речью


Губернаторы России
Яндекс

«Алексей Навальный» сообщил о минировании офисов «ВКонтакте» и «Яндекса»


Московское «Динамо» на выезде победило «Нефтяник»

СК Москвы завел дело о разжигании вражды после видео с дагестанцем, обещавшим бить русских

Медитация как путь к здоровью

СК возбудил уголовное дело против мужчины, устроившего скандал в московском автобусе


Работники суда потеряли иск пережившего покушение Авраама Руссо

Психолог Розенберг объяснила, почему Пугачева счастлива с Галкиным

Обращение к Путину, Омиркон и СМИ Моргенштерна. Итоги недели в Башкирии

Певицу Алену Апину выписали из больницы после операции


Карацев обыграл Маррея в финале теннисного турнира в Сиднее

Теннисист Аслан Карацев из Осетии пробился в полуфинал турнира в Сиднее

Политика победила спорт: как в мире отреагировали на депортацию Джоковича

Сербского теннисиста Новака Джоковича депортируют из Австралии




На ТНТ выйдет семейный стендап-сериал «Стас» со Стасом Старовойтовым

Иммунолог Болибок: пациент с «Омикроном» способен заразить 100 человек за один чих

Архангельские школы перевели на дистант из-за угроз минирования зданий - 13.01.2022

Январь для трёх тысяч солдат начался с боевой подготовки в полевых условиях


Поймала и окольцевала

Facebook заблокировал страницу российской делегации на переговорах в Вене

Как открыть счет в зарубежном банке физическому лицу

Дмитрий Песков заявил о самодостаточности России после сообщений США о санкциях



Путин в России и мире







Персональные новости
Russian.city

Певица

Певицу Алену Апину выписали из больницы после операции



News Every Day

Aquafeed Market will Register a CAGR of 10.5% through 2028




Friends of Today24


Загрузка...
Музыкальные новости
"Воскресенье " Олег Митяев



Персональные новости
Близкий друг Путина миллиардер Пугачев. Вся правда о Путине, его семье и деньгах. В гостях у Гордона (2021)

Навальный об уволенном за пост священнике (2021)

Slava Marlow – суперуспех и депрессия в 21 год / вДудь (2021)

Обнаглевшие дети путинской элиты (2021)

Дайте собакам мяса (новый звук) -Владимир Высоцкий

Группа "Рождество" - песня "Так хочется жить!" (Видео с концерта в Киеве группы "РОЖДЕСТВО" в 2011 году в Доме офицеров)

Adriano Celentano Любимая песня Челентано (высочайшая энергетика) talentTV

Moscow.media