Freedom House condemns Iran’s execution on January 27 of renowned Iranian poet Hashem Shaabani. In July 2013, an Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal had sentenced the poet to death, along with 14 others, on charges of “waging war on God,” “spreading corruption on earth,” and “questioning the principle of velayat-e faqih” (the rule of the jurisprudent, Iran’s system of vesting supreme power in an unelected cleric)… Freedom House urges the Obama administration and the EU to place these human rights violations at the center of their engagement with Iran. Progress in talks to limit Iran’s nuclear program will do little to soften the continuing humanitarian disaster that is Iran’s human rights record.
Freedom House: Iranian execution of poet further darkens Iran’s human rights record
- Published: 2 years ago on Thursday, 6 February 2014
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: February 6, 2014 @ 2:56 pm
- Filed Under: Human Rights
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