ACHR strictly condemns execution of two Ahwazi Arabs
Iran ‘s grudges has appeared again towards Ahwazi Arab and took two of the cultural activist youth which is commensurate with 13 of June, “Ahwaz Martyr’s
Iranian regime admitted on 12-06-2014, the execution of a prisoners named as “Ali Chebieshat ” and “Khaled Mousawi” despite the indicators says that their execution has been carried out exactly on late March this year according to trusted resources from Al-Ahwaz.
Ahwazi Centre for Human Right (ACHR) strictly condemns the barbaric execution of innocent Ahwazi Arab people by Iranian regime which is contrasts with United Nations Human Rights law.
Ali Chebieshat and Sayed Khaled Mousawi families learned on 12 June 2014 that the men had been executed. The circumstances surrounding the executions remain shrouded in secrecy as the families have been told neither about the date nor the place at which the executions took place, in violation of Iranian law which requires lawyers and families to be notified of scheduled executions 48 hours in advance. The authorities have never even provided the men’s families and lawyer with the verdict sentencing the two men to death.
Chebieshat and Mousawi stand accused of “enmity against God” and taken into custody without arrest warrants, were denied access to their families and lawyers for months, and were allegedly tortured into making false confessions.
Under Article 38 of the Iranian Constitution and Article 9 of the Law on Respect for Legitimate Freedoms and Safeguarding Citizens’ Rights, all forms of torture for the purpose of obtaining “confessions” are prohibited. Iran’s Penal Code also provides for the punishment of officials who torture citizens in order to obtain “confessions”. However, despite these legal and constitutional guarantees regarding the inadmissibility of testimony, oath or confession extracted under duress, forced “confessions” are sometimes broadcast on television even before the trial has begun and are frequently accepted as evidence in Iranian courts. Such broadcasts violate Iran’s fair trial obligations under Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which it is a state party, including the presumption of innocence.