I remain confident that these trials were sharia compliant but in no way shape or form rational due process. I do not care what the charges were, and unlike Shab, I do support capital punishment. But there has to be a rational process and determination of willful guilt. The crime committed should also rationally be deserving of the forfeiture of life.
People who think that more Islam in Western nations is not a problem need to understand that more Islam means more sharia and sharia can be carried out by the average Muslim on the street. This is no small thing.
Saeed Sedighi and 9 Other Prisoners Hanged in Tehran this Morning- IHR Asks European Parliament to Cancel Iran Visit in Protest
Monday 22 October 2012
Iran Human Rights, October 22: According to reports from Iran, Saeed Sedighi and nine other prisoners were hanged in Tehran’s Evin Prison early this morning.
Iran Human Rights (IHR) strongly condemns today’s executions. IHR calls these executions “unlawful” because reports indicate that the prisoners had confessed under torture and were sentenced to death in sham trials each one lasting less than 30 minutes.
Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of IHR said: ”I send my condolences to the families of those executed today. The leadership of the Iranian authorities, particularly Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader, and Gholamhossein Eje’ei, the Chief Prosecutor, are responsible for these executions. They must be held accountable.” Amiry-Moghaddam continued: ”We urge the international community to strongly condemn the executions and act to stop future executions.” He added: “We also urge the European Parliamentary delegation to cancel its scheduled visit to Iran on October 27 as a protest to these executions. Traveling to Iran at this time may send the regime in Iran the wrong signals.”