A public execution in Iran

12 Rights Organizations Urge Global Action To Stop Executions In Iran

Wednesday, 06/07/2023

Twelve human rights organizations described the latest wave of executions in Iran as "alarming", calling for an immediate global response.

In a joint statement on Tuesday, they said:“These executions are deliberately designed to spread fear among the Iranian population and quash any form of dissent following the unprecedented nationwide protest movement that began eight months ago.

“Unless the international community takes robust action now, these executions will continue.”

The Abdorrahman Boroumand Center, Article 19, the Baloch Activists Campaign, Impact Iran, and Iran Human Rights are among the signatories against the chilling surge in executions by the Islamic Republic of Iran over the past few months, including the recent wave of executions targeting protesters.

As part of their calls for accountability, the rights organizations urged for targeted measures and restrictions against individuals and entities involved in these arbitrary deprivations of life.

“The recent executions in Iran demand an urgent and united response from the international community. We cannot stand idly by while scores of people are being executed, death row inmates and their families (who may themselves be persecuted for advocating on behalf of their loved ones) are waiting in terror, human rights are trampled upon, and justice is denied. The time for action is now,” read the statement.

At least 142 people were executed in Iran's prisons last month. This is the highest monthly figure since 2015.

Also, the number of executions in the first five months of 2023 has increased by 76% compared to the same period last year.

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