Iran executes 73 activists


Kurdish activists being executed by Iranian guards. File photo

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – Civilians Defense Association in Iran announced that the security authorities carried out death sentences against 73 detainees in their prisons last month, including the executions of18 Kurdish political activists. 

The Association said in a statement that the death penalty of the 73 prisoners took place in the period between December 20, 2014 and January 20, 2015, pointing out that the real numbers may exceed the documented ones.

Speaking to ARA News in this regard, human rights activist Abdul Majid Temir said: “The tyrannical practices of the Iranian regime and its horrible violations against basic human rights come amid an international silence.

“The international community is neglecting the sufferings of Iranian activists.” 

“The criminal practices of the Iranian authorities committed against dissidents and politicians raise major concerns in entire Middle East, not only in Iran,” Temir argued. 

Temir pointed out that the Shiite regime persistently interferes in the internal affairs of all neighboring countries, causing unrest.

“The Iranian authorities suppresses its people publicly, and interferes in the internal affairs of its neighbors. We’ve seen no action by the international community in this regard,” he said. 

“The recent convergence between the U.S. and Iranian interests came especially after the emergence of the Islamic State group in the region showing concerns that its terrorism and brutality would spread across the region,” Temir told ARA News.

“Syria is being subjected to massacres at the hands of al-Assad regime, the major ally of Iran and Russia, and the silence of the Western powers contributes to the increased sectarian tension in the region.”

“West should bear its responsibility towards the deteriorating human rights issues in the Middle East,” he said.

According to reports, Iran is experiencing the highest execution rates in the world along with China. .


Reporting by: Dilshad Muhammad

Source: ARA News

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