Tuesday , 25 January 2022

IOPHR Statement regarding the condemnation of the execution of Mr. Heidar Ghorbani

Shabtabnews – In a statement IOPHR condemned the execution of Mr. Heidar Ghorbani , who was executed despite the fact that the head of the Judiciary, as the highest authority within the Iranian judicial system, had invalidated the confessions of Mr. Heidar Ghorbani obtained under torture by the security forces, which was the only basis for his death sentence

The statement stated : ” the head of the Judiciary had revoked the death sentence of Mr. Heidar Ghorbani and issued a court order for his retrial. Mr. Heidar Ghorbani and his lawyer were waiting for his retrial, when Mr. Ghorbani was executed without warning. Undoubtedly, the illegal execution of Mr. Heidar Ghorbani, despite the order of the highest judicial official of the Islamic Republic to revoke his death sentence, is an undeniable sign of the complete lawlessness of the Iranian regime and lawless influence of the security agents affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards at the highest levels of the Islamic Republic.

“Evidence also suggests that there was a deliberate attempt to prevent the retrial of Mr. Heidar Ghorbani at any cost, so that Mr. Heidar Ghorbani and his lawyer would not have the opportunity to expose the evidence of torture of Mr. Ghorbani by Revolutionary Guards security forces.

“The execution of the death sentence of Mr. Heidar Ghorbani, which was suspended by the Supreme Judicial Authority of the Islamic Republic and pending a retrial, shows that the Iranian regime is a lawless regime. Therefore, it is up to the members of the international community to redouble their efforts to help the oppressed and helpless Iranian citizens as soon as possible by increasing their efforts to reach an international consensus against human rights violations of the Iranian regime.

“The IOPHR also calls on all democratic and freedom-loving governments of the world, especially the member states of the European Union, to take practical steps against human rights violations of the Iranian regime, by imposing political and diplomatic sanctions on the representations of the Islamic Republic in order to stop the regimes’ systematic oppression of religious and ethnic diversity in Iran.”

For full text of statement see below link: