Iran: Hassan Rouhani’s government endorses Reyhaneh Jabbari’s execution

NCRI – The government of Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, on Wednesday, endorsed the brutal execution of 26-year-old Reyhaneh Jabbari and rejected worldwide condemnation of her hanging as “meddling in a judicial case.”

Despite the international calls to spare her life, the Iranian regime hanged Reyhaneh Jabbari at dawn on Saturday, October 25 in Gahrdasht prison outside Tehran after she had spent seven years behind bars.

“Meddling in a judicial case which has gone through full legal proceedings under the due process of law and in which the right of appeal has been granted is unacceptable,” Hassan Rouhani’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman – Marzieh Afkham – said on Wednesday.

Ms. Jabbari was arrested for defending herself against the aggression of an official of the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

All evidence indicates that the criminal execution of Ms. Rayhaneh Jabbari, after seven and a half years of incarceration and torture and despite widespread protests and international calls, was politically motivated and that this execution was unlawful even in the framework of mullahs’ medieval laws.

Amnesty International condemned her execution and declared that “the execution of Iranian Reyhaneh Jabbari who was convicted after a deeply flawed investigation and trial is an affront to justice (…) This is another bloody stain on Iran’s human rights record”.

Mrs. Jabbari’s resistance and refusal to give in to the pressures of the suppressive agents and her refusal to succumb to their dictated demands doubled the mullahs’ regime’s anger towards her.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, hailed the perseverance of Reyhaneh Jabbari and offered her sympathy to her bereaved family.

Mrs. Rajavi called for an independent international probe into Reyhaneh Jabbari’s execution as an example of arbitrary, extrajudicial and criminal death sentences that have taken on added dimensions since Rouhani’s tenure.

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