Dr. Jalil Rahimi Jahanabadi, secretary of the Judicial Commission of the Iranian Majles, has stressed the necessity of reforming Iran's execution law. "The execution issue has itself become a harm," Jahanabadi stated.
In a conversation with a politics reporter from Iranian Students’ News Agency’s Khorasan bureau, Jahanabadi – who represents Taybad, Torbat-e Jam, and Salahebad – stressed that the drug issue had become a widespread social harm. “Between 60% of our prisoners are incarcerated for drug-related crimes such as robbery, homicide stemming from addiction, sales and purchases, trafficking, and so on. A harm this immense and widespread can’t be remedied easily.”
Jahanabadi took up the matter of reforming Iran’s drug law: “Reform of the law is crucial, because the execution issue has itself become a harm. When the punishment for drug trafficking was first established, the intent was to reduce access to and contamination by drugs. But the statistics show that it isn’t difficult to access drugs, and that the harm done by addiction and controlled substances isn’t being reduced. It’s therefore necessary to take a second look at the damage done by executions.”
“The reforms taken up by the Majles in the form of the amendments to the Anti-Narcotics Law mostly have in mind organized international crime rings, armed groups, and persons with a history of trafficking who, with certain conditions, again take up trafficking.” Jahanabadi, who is also a member of the Majles’s Sunni Commission. said that it’s necessary to review Iran’s policies in recent decades: “Let’s identify our strong points and weak points in order to move toward reinforcing the former and changing the latter.” “With the help of centers of higher learning and by collaborating with the judicial, intelligence, and security sectors, we’re in the process of wrapping things up so that we can remedy part of this problem,” he added.
“This isn’t to be considered outright abolition of capital punishment, but rather a move to make execution more targeted and direct it toward the major, dangerous, and influential trafficking groups. In fact we want to use this opportunity for reform to provide for parts of society which may gave been tainted by problems like poverty, unemployment in border areas, and problems at the social level.” Jahanabadi stressed that “Let’s not leave a family damaged and unsupervised in society by executing one person. At present, we have an extraordinarily high number of families of those who have been executed have met woeful ends in society. The philosophy behind imprisonment and punishment generally is to reform and discipline. It seems, however, that some of these instances of capital punishment have not been effective or deterrent.”
According to news coming from Iran , last Thursday The Office of the "Centre Defending The Street kids and Child Labour" was shut down by regimes security police and intelligent agents.
The agents shut down the centre after delivering a notice on last Wednesday and handing it to an office employee and then executed the closure on the next day.
Following this incident , the child advocates attended at the security police office demanding a response for their decision to close the centre. They were told that; the Centre did not have the permit for their activities and that was the reason the agents acted for the closure of the centre.
The child advocates said ,their is no expiry date for their permit and the permit is an official permit , and they introduce their board members to the related government agencies. So their is no reason to shut down the centre .
IRAN WATCH CANADA: Regime won't tolerate these kinds of centre's and their activities . Regime have also closed the office of the Journalist Association for no reason , they have also made attempt to close the House of Cinema ........
Imagine this regime won't even tolerate Iranian advocates to work voluntarily for street kids, child labour , human rights ( Narges Mohammadi the vice president of the association of human rights defenders - she is sentenced to 16 years imprisonment and she is currently in Evin prison) . The regime also shut down the office of the Association of Human Rights Defenders..............The list includes, Labour Unions and Teachers Union whose leaders are in prison.......
Link to the news:http://www.akhbar-rooz.com/news.jsp?essayId=79505
Pakistani lawyer and UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran Asma Jahangir has stated that Irani opposition leaders and social activists do not talk against Iran openly.
Asma Jahangir presented 40 pages report, presented in 34th session of Human Rights Council held in Geneva, Switzerland, consisting on details of human rights violations in Iran, stating that opposition leaders living abroad feared that if they talked against the Tehran’s government then as a result their families living in Iran would be targeted.
Asma Jehangir expressed regret in her report over the worst situation of human rights in Iran. Report stated that judiciary of Iran, lawyers’ fraternity, freedom of speech and brutal arrests were cause for concern for UN.
According to news , three Iranian Telegram user activists are sentenced to a total of 36 years imprisonment.
Those activist namely are:
Mohammad Mehdi Zamanzadeh
These young Telegram users were sentenced in the court of revolution each to 12 years imprisonment by infamous judge Salavati .
These young telegram users were managing social groups and all of them were 23 years old and are in prison since August and September last year.
They are are accused of " creating social group to commit conspiracy against the regime" .
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