Children watching public executions in Iran: Iran Human Rights urges the international community to act immediately

Posted on | oktober 13, 2011 | No Comments

Following today’s public execution of four young men in Khomeini shahr, the state run Fars news agency published more than 20 pictures showing the hangings and the spectators. In one of the pictures a small child is seen watching the executions. The number of the public executions in Iran has been increasing dramatically during the past months. Iranian authorities announce the executions and broadcast them through the state media.

In a statement that was published today Iran Human Rights urged the United Nations to ban public executions. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of IHR, asked the international community to act immediately in order to stop these barbaric acts. He said: Public executions are not only inhumane and degrading for those executed, but also for those watching including the children”. He added: “We ask the UN to take serious steps in order to put an end on this inhumane and brutalizing punishment”.

AUTHOR: Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam
E-MAIL: amirymoghaddam [at]


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