Just this month, 47 people were executed
BERLIN. Even though Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani is spared the death penalty, Iran's justice remains ruthless in punishing crimes against Islamic law. 20 Ayub youth and 21 Mosleh, who live in the Kurdish city of Piranshahr in Iran, have been charged with homosexuality and sentenced to death by stoning. The execution of the sentence is scheduled for next Friday, 21.
The Committee against Stoning began on Sunday a campaign to save the lives of the two young men who filmed homosexual scenes with their cell phones in which a photo of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and religious leader Ali Khamenei appeared.
According to Mina Ahadi, the committee's director, the regime's reaction to Sakineh's campaign for the release shows that the pressure is effective. On the other hand, the regime's hardline representatives want to show the world that they will not soften Sharia, Islamic law, by Western influence. The government's strategy would be resulting in a “executions binge,” as the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHR) denounces.
Since the beginning of the year, the Iranian government has executed 47 people, an average of one convict hanged every eight hours. According to the ICHR, Iran executes more people per capita than any other country, and loses in absolute numbers only to China: last year Tehran ordered the death of at least 179, and other 388 in 2009. The New York-based group said the numbers could be even higher as not all executions are public.
There are thousands of people condemned to death in the country, including an 16-year-old woman found guilty of murder, according to the human rights agency HRANA. Hadi Ghaemi, ICHRI's executive director, also denounces the way the cases are judged in the country.
There are many questions about the legal proceedings, the charges against the executed persons, and even the identity of those persons. There are very serious concerns about abuses in the judiciary by security and intelligence forces in order to deploy their agendas through large-scale executions.
The organization also believes Iran has launched a campaign against members of the Kurdish minority. According to ICHRI, at least 14 Kurdish activists are on death row. (GMR)
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Soropositive.Org Editor's Note
I can only ask:
How long will this persecution, always based on ambiguous and doubtful morals, continue.
middle-aged priests and friars exchange a chicken leg for an oral sex session and I don't see why the debacle of this debacle would be any different…
Honest Islamists would never shoot a single pebble at another human being because, departing from their paradigms, none of them is free from sin…
They are dogs. Filthy dogs, which foul the good name of Islam, as before, other dogs, the good name of Christianity, who perpetrate these atrocities in the name of morora.
Empty and purposeless morality, other than the obvious one, which is to attend to one's own whims, in demands that the Lord of the Spheres will one day charge, I relieve myself in this, with Interest of Mora…