By Hamid Imeni
Lost in my memories I remembered the first half of 1981 when for a few months a movie named “I want to live” starring Fara Foste was on Tehran’s silver screens. At that time it was about two months since I had fled from a Revolutionary Guards prison, only a few days before my execution. Therefore, I fully understood the moral objective sought in that film.
I suddenly remembered the thousands of prisoners who before being executed did not even give their names to the henchmen, and the regime posted their pictures asking their families to identify their children at the forensics. The families, after paying the gun-squad charges of their own children’s execution, would finally receive their dead bodies! Although this may seem unbelievable, but it is truly painstaking for a father to pay for the bullets that killed his own son, just to receive his dead body! All of them loved life and had devoted their all struggling for it.
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By Assadolah Nabavi
“If a ruler never steps out of the path of rightness, he will be destroyed. A ruler must be as keen as a fox, and as violent as a lion… Monarchs must only remain loyal to their oaths when it is in their interests, otherwise emirs must at times go back on their words… but if deemed necessary to cover up this characteristic, they must be a professional in histrionics and guile… there will always be those who have been deceived…”
This is just a look at the viewpoint of Renaissance philosopher Machiavelli in his book the ‘King’.
Continue reading Iran: If only Machiavelli were alive!
by : Mohsen Sardary
At a quick glance, in Iran under Rouhani’s watch an individual is executed every 8 hours, and this makes one think why does this regime carry out such crimes in public?
Recently a shocking video clip showing four youths and juveniles being beaten by repressive police forces in the back of a pick-up truck went viral on social media.
These footages show inhumane scenes of humiliation, with the youth being forced to even eat leaves and feedstuff, and also impelled to insult them and make animal sounds. After such an ordeal, these youths are so humiliated they cannot go on with their ordinary lives.
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Six more prisoners were hanged in Iran on November 13 as the execution rate soars under so-called ‘moderate’ Hassan Rouhani.
Two men named as Vahid Shahbakhsh and Mahmoud Shahbakhsh were hanged in the main prison in the city of Zahedan, south-eastern Iran.
Vahid, in his 30s, had been sentenced to three years in prison plus execution and was held in section 4 of the prison.
Mahmoud, 26, had been sentenced to death was being held in section 1 of the prison.
Both men were classified as ‘security’ prisoners, a term the Iranian regime uses for the inmates that are not being held as criminals. There is no information available on any legal process the men may have gone through. Continue reading Six more hanged in Iran as regime execution rate soars
The Iranian regime’s henchmen hanged a man in public in a main square in the northeastern city of Mashhad on Saturday.
The state-run news outlets are running copies of a short story on Saturday describing the executed man a ‘thug’.
The prosecutor general in Mashhad identified the man by his first name Saeed without providing any other information.
The man was hanged publicly in Ressalat Square in the city.
The public hanging in Iran takes place a few days after many of the more than 100 diplomats who took the floor on November 1 at a United Nations debate regarding the violations of human rights in Iran voiced outrage at the surge in executions in the country and the situation of political prisoners, women and religious minorities.
Many diplomats raised the issue of the escalating numbers of executions, highlighted by the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed. Continue reading Iran: Man hanged in public in city of Mashhad
The first Tehran University chancellor after the downfall of the monarchy in Iran and a former political prisoner has spoken about the tortures he witnessed while incarcerated in various prisons in Iran and described the Iranian regime as the godfather of groups such as Islamic State (ISIS).
Dr. Mohammad Maleki, 80, who is barred from leaving the country, likened the Islamic State to the ‘Islamic Republic of Iran’ i.e. the Iranian regime.
In an article entitled “The regime of Velayat-e faqih, the godfather of Islamic fundamentalism” he explains the horrible torture that he witnessed in the 1980s while incarcerated in the notorious Evin Prison in northern Tehran and Ghezel Hesar Prison in the city of Karaj.
He said he recounts some of his memories “to make people know better the roots of current fundamentalists such as Islamic State (ISIS).” Continue reading Ex-Tehran University chancellor: Iranian regime is godfather of groups such as Islamic State