In a criminal act, the Supreme Court of the mullahs’ inhumane regime upheld execution sentences for two prisoners for drinking alcohol. Hassan Shariati, head of the Judiciary in Khorasan Razavi Province, who announced the news, said: “There will be no leniency in dealing with serious crimes. We will under no circumstances be lenient to those who endanger public security. … In cases involving alcohol we will under no circumstances be lenient in the prosecution and punishment.
… Two persons who were caught consuming alcohol for the third instance and who had on two previous occasions received the relevant punishment have now been sentenced to execution. After the Supreme Court upheld the sentences, we are now in the process of making preparations for the sentences to be carried out.”
It is noteworthy that according to the regime’s media, at least 195 people have been executed in the current Gregorian calendar year to date. This is while news of many executions never makes its way out of the regime’s medieval prisons.
The Iranian Resistance urges all international bodies and human rights organizations to take urgent action to counter the increasing and arbitrary executions taking place in Iran. It calls for the Iranian regime’s human rights dossier to be brought before the UN Security Council and for this criminal regime to be boycotted from the international scene.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
June 26, 2012