Iran Human RightsEU condemns death sentences in Iran for five Arabs

EU condemns death sentences in Iran for five Arabs

-

AFP: EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Tuesday urged Iran to commute death sentences against five members of the Ahwazi Arab minority in Iran. BRUSSELS (AFP) — EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Tuesday urged Iran to commute death sentences against five members of the Ahwazi Arab minority in Iran.

She said she had learned “with great concern” that an Iranian high court had upheld death sentences against the five Ahwazi Arab activists — Mohammad Ali Amouri, Hashem Sha?bani Amouri, Hadi Rashidi, Sayed Jaber Alboshoka and his brother Sayed Mokhtar Alboshoka.

“Reports that the executions of these men are imminent are very worrying, and I urge the Iranian authorities to commute the sentences,” she said in a statement.

“I am concerned by reports that these men did not receive fair trials, and were forced to confess,” she added, also recalling Iran’s “obligations under international law, in particular regarding the protection of the civil and political rights of members of ethnic minorities.”

Latest news

Iran’s Unsolvable Air Pollution Problem

Air pollution will remain at dangerous levels and will increase for the next few days in most big cities,...

The World Must Acknowledge the Iranian People’s Right to Self-defense

Victor Hugo once said: “When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.” Throughout history, this has been the...

Iran: 60% Of Population Is Poor

The livelihood baskets of the Iranian people are shrinking dramatically. This, in turn, has introduced new concerns to protect...

The implications of EU’s terrorist designation of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC)

The European Parliament called on January 18 for the European Union to list Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a...

Iran’s Regime Is Hiding Human Rights Violations In Its Prisons

With more than four months into Iran’s latest round of nationwide uprisings, the brutality of the Iranian regime’s security...

How Internet Censorship Is Damaging Iran’s Economy

While in the last four months, internet access in Iran has been cut off or severely limited, the regime’s...

Must read

Next head of top Iran assembly to be selected in early Sept.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Aug. 17 – The next...

Demonstration outside German embassy in Iran capital

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Feb. 16 – More than...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you