According to news from Azarbayjan Website :
Ali Faezpour a human rights and labor rights activist is arrested at his home in the city of Tabriz on last Saturday by the agents of the Ministry of Information .
When the family members of this labor rights activists approached the prosecutors office for releasing him by bail ,they have told them; his detention has been extended for another 10 days .
It has been said that , one of the reason the agents arrested Mr. Ali Faezpour is because of his presence in Shahrokh Zamani's funeral procession ( Shahrokh Zamani is an imprisoned labor rights leader who has died suspiciously in prison.).
It was added that; in recent weeks ( after the death of Shahrokh Zamani ) many human rights and labor rights activists are summoned including Valeh Zamani the cousin of Shahrokh Zamani who was also arrested in Tehran and was detained for 10 days.
Mr. Faezpour is member of the "Azarbayjan Health Association"
World Day Against the Death Penalty – Saturday 10 October
Using the death penalty to fight drug crimes violates international law, UN rights experts warn
GENEVA (7 October 2015) – “Executions for drug crimes amount to a violation of international law and are unlawful killings,” the United Nations Special Rapporteurs on summary executions, Christof Heyns, and on torture, Juan E. Méndez, today reminded Governments. It is estimated that drug-related sentences could account for around 1,000 executions a year worldwide.
“The imposition of death sentences and executions for drug offences significantly increases the number of persons around the world caught in a system of punishment that is incompatible with fundamental tenets of human rights,” the experts said, speaking ahead of the 13th World Day Against the Death Penalty, observed on 10 October.
They noted that more than 30 States have legal provisions providing the death penalty for drug-related crimes, and in certain countries, including Indonesia, China, Iran and Saudi Arabia, such cases make up a significant proportion of the total number of executions.
“Of particular concern is that these arbitrary sentencing regimes exist in several of the very small minority of countries around the world which most frequently resort to capital punishment,” Special Rapporteur Heyns said. “Moreover, in many States where the death penalty is used for drug-related offences, there is not a system of fair trial.”
“The World Day Against the Death Penalty provides an opportunity to reflect on another year in which the number of States that have completely moved away from capital punishment has increased,” Mr. Heyns said. “However, it also prompts scrutiny of the extent to which a small minority of States violate international law by imposing the death penalty for drug offences.”
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights* prohibits the imposition of the death penalty for any but the ‘most serious’ crimes. The Human Rights Committee, the body responsible for the authoritative interpretation of the Covenant, has repeatedly made clear that drug offences do not meet this threshold, and that only crimes involving intentional killing can be ‘most serious’.
“Certain States that persistently and openly flout this international standard are also acting contrary to an emerging customary norm that the imposition and enforcement of the death penalty, in breach of those standards, is a violation per se of the prohibition of torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment,” said Special Rapporteur Méndez.
The experts welcomed the fact that international agencies and bodies charged with guiding programmes to counter the illicit drug trade have publicly called for the abolition of the death penalty for this category of crime. However, they remained concerned that “international cooperation to combat drug crime could, in certain circumstances, inadvertently be contributing to unlawful executions.”
“Abolitionist States must ensure that they are not complicit in the use of the death penalty in other States under any circumstances, but all States—whatever their stance on the death penalty—must refrain from acts that could contribute to an arbitrary execution, including any execution for drug offenses,” Mr Heyns said.
“International agencies, as well as States providing bilateral technical assistance to combat drug crime, must ensure that the programmes to which they contribute do not ultimately result in violations of the right to life,” the Special Rapporteurs stressed.
The two Special Rapporteurs reaffirmed that the death penalty has no role to play in the 21st century, and even less so in the case of drug-related offences. “We are looking forward to the time when it will no longer be necessary to have a special day on the death penalty; a time when all states have left this form of punishment behind them.”
(*) Check the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CCPR.aspx
According to news coming from Iran Mahmoud Beheshti the imprisoned spokesperson for Iran's Teachers Union is on dry hunger strike in protest against the suspended sentences that are going to be used against him.
Mr. Beheshti's health condition is deteriorating and need medical attention.
Commander Seyed Masoud Rezvani - Iran's Interpol
According to news by ISNA , Commander Seyed Masoud Rezvani the head of Iran Interpol said; we had several meeting with international interpol as well as Ottawa interpol and currently Mamoud Khavari's file case is under investigation by Canadian ministry of justice.
Mahoud Khavari was the former Islamic regime's Bank Melli's boss ,who have fled Iran to Canada on corruption charges with Three billion dollars Iranian money.
Commander Rezvani added , the Canadian interpol won't do anything unless the Canadian ministry of justice issues an order for his arrest . He also said ,there are two issues with this case, one is that, there are no political will by Canada to arrest him and second is that, the ministry of justice must act alone on this case.
According to Seyed Rezvani , the red flag is issued for Khavari's arrest and extradition.
Excerpt from a report by " Justice For Iran" -
Atena Farghdani the imprisoned Iranian human rights activist and International award winning cartoonist who was sentenced by Islamic regime judiciary to 12 years and nine months prison sentences , was forced for virginity test by judiciary due to a meeting she had with her lawyer Mr. Moghimi in June this year and the judiciary right after that meeting opened a new file for her , allegedly on an unlawful relationship with her lawyer and was forced for a cheek up on her virginity and pregnancy test . Her lawyer also spent three days in prison for this action . According to Islamic law, unlawful relationship "lower than the adultery" can have a punishment of up to 99 lashes. Both Atena and her lawyer Mr. Moghimi attended in a closed door court recently. Because of this new judiciary allegation and in protest Atena Farghdani went on three days hunger strike .
Atena was arrested on September last year and spent time in Evin and Gharachak prison and currently is in Evin prison.
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