Islamist State of Iran: Leader in Human Rights Violation


iran-hangings-from-cranesThe Iranian military published a flimsy and unsubstantiated 28-page report this week criticizing human rights in the United States. Intriguingly, the report was supported by the Basij, a militia governmental group that is a leader in human rights violations, according to numerous international organizations. Several of its leaders have been convicted of crimes against humanity, and cannot leave the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Ahmed Esfandiyari, the lieutenant commander of the Basij force, was quoted by the semi-official Fars News Agency as saying that similar reports on the human rights situation about other Western countries would be released on a regular and quarterly basis.

Iranian military leaders were excited about the ceremony for the publication of the 28-page report on human rights and the US held Monday in Tehran. The reports lacks any statistical data for supporting its conclusions, and it fails to provide any credible arguments to back its thesis. It draws on cases arbitrarily, such as the case of George Zimmerman.

Speaking of Iran’s record, Esfandiyari mentioned that human rights issues are at the foundation of the Iranian government and that Iran’s emphasis on human rights is “extensive.”

It is ironic that Iranian Ayatollahs, Mullahs and leaders are boasting about their human rights records while the nation is carrying out egregious human rights abuses, according to various international organizations.

These facts are documented by credible international human rights organizations such as Amnesty International, rather than by a militia group that itself carries out crimes against humanity. It is worth noting that these facts are the official ones, there are many covert human rights violations being carried out in Iran and other Islamic countries that are not recorded by human rights organizations or Amnesty International since they cannot be adequately verified.

Iran tops many credible lists compiled about human rights violations, lack of democracy, and constriction of rights including freedom of speech, press, assembly, and political participation of the citizenry. Iran tops the rank in arbitrary arrests and detentions, capital punishment, stoning, unequal rights for women and men, widespread abuses against members of recognized and unrecognized religious and ethnic minorities— this groups includes Christians and Baha’is who have been discriminated against and continue to encounter arbitrary detention and unfair trials, and be denied educational opportunities and jobs.

In addition, according to Human Rights Watch, Iran also engages in systematic discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  According to the organization, “Iran is one of only seven countries with laws allowing executions for consensual same-sex conduct.”

Several branches of the Iranian regime have been accused by international organizations of human rights abuses, including the volunteer paramilitary force, the Basij, the judiciary, as well as security forces like the elite Islamist Revolutionary Guards Corps.

According to Amnesty International, just since the beginning of 2014, the Islamist state of Iran has carried out a total of 40 executions. According to reports, at least 33 of these executions were carried out in the past week alone. These executions are officially acknowledged by the Iranian regime.  Public executions were also carried out this month, on January 14th in a city called Saveh, Markazi Province, in the northern part of Iran.

“The spike in the number of executions carried out so far this month in Iran is alarming. The Iranian authorities’ attempts to change their international image are meaningless if at the same time executions continue to increase,” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa. Iran’s Islamist authoritarian rulers have abused their own people for decades, since 1979.

In 2013, thousands of students, political activists, human rights activists, filmmakers, lawyers, advocates for gender equality, Iranians with ties to Western countries, journalists, ethnic and religious minorities, and religious dissidents have been arrested, jailed and executed by the Iranian regime. Many of these victims did not receive due process. Many are tried in the military courts of Iran’s notorious Revolutionary Guards Corps.

According to Sahraoui, “Revolutionary Courts which routinely fall far short of international fair trial standards. The reality in Iran is that people are being ruthlessly sentenced to death after unfair trials, and this is unacceptable.”

Iran’s constitution legitimizes these human rights abuses by adding Sharia or Islamic laws to almost every article. For example, when it comes to arresting bloggers and torturing those who exercise free speech or press, a certain article states, “publications and the press are free to express their ideas unless these contravene the precepts of Islam or harm public rights. These conditions will be defined by laws.” This gives the Islamist regime the legal apparatuses to arrest, torture, jail, kill and execute people.

These recent happenings are only the tip of the iceberg of human rights abuses in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Unlike Iran’s 28 page unsubstantiated report collected by an institution accused of crimes against humanity, the aforementioned reports about Iran’s human rights abuses are collected by credible international organizations that do not record anything until it is completely verified by the concrete evidence.

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  • Muhammad79

    I think the title should be :

    United States: The World Leader in Torture and Human Rights Violation
    What do you think my conservative patriot friends?

    • UCSPanther

      Thanks for being a mouthpiece for the Ayatollahs. Maybe they’ll give you a medal for your service…

    • objectivefactsmatter

      As if we’re surprised someone with your name would make that claim.

    • Omar

      Monkey-f**k, how about this title: “Islamic Iran: The World Leader in Torture and Human Rights Violations”. What do you think about that, you camel urine-drinking lowlife?

    • Dyer’s Eve

      Nah! The title should be: Iran – the Great Satan!
      “From Persia, very near a million” – Michel de Nostradame.

    • A Z

      Muhammad79

      A person just has to look at the picture accompanying the article to see how full of it you are.

    • defcon 4

      Is that you Reza? Or your boy toy Lean?

    • Drakken

      What I think is, you muslims are going to push the infidels too far, and then your cities will burn, the muslims in the west will be running for their lives. Let me know how allah(devil) helps you out because the meat grinder that is coming is an express lane to h*ll.

    • watsa46

      U don’t obviously know what U are talking about.

    • Notalibfool

      I think you’re an idiot. You had to ask. :)

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      You, think???

      You must be joking muhammed72virgins who look like helen thomas.

  • UCSPanther

    “Human Rights” mean different things to various countries. The Chinese gave the US an “F” on human rights some years back because of civilian firearm ownership.

    I suspect that the “Human Rights” that the Chinese were talking about there, is the “Right” of their Politboro to repress their subjects without fear of effective backlash…

    • Omar

      That is because China is still ruled by Communists, which, along with radical Islam, is the worse political ideology in history. Yes, even worse than pre-World War II fascism.

  • Mark McDonald

    Iran loves the USA check book

  • A Z

    North Korea is the bogeyman of Hollywood movies. They range form the comical (Team America: World Police) to the stock villain In ‘Red Dawn’ & ‘Olympus Has Fallen’.

    Hollywood cannot make movies about villains unless the are business men, North Korea, U.S. military or someone who is not a liberal.

    Just call the villains where you actually see them.

    Hollywood cannot make a movie showing the Ayatollahs in a bad light? Argo is a one off. The 1991 film ‘Not without my daughter’ was made a generation ago

    “Caryn James of The New York Times, in a review, states that the movie “exploits the stereotype of the demonic Iranian…it is an utter artistic failure, and its reliance on cultural stereotype is a major cause”. ”

    Hollywood and the un-intellegentsia panned it.

    • Johnnnyboy

      Start running down Islam and next thing you know a suicide bomber will appear. As Hollywood’s notion of virtue does not extend to taking any degree of personal risk, the worst among us get a pass as villains. Meanwhile they still fantasize that they are a source of moral leadership.

    • Ginger Li

      If you understand the structures, Islam and liberalism are quite similar. Both use ends as justifying the means. In practical fact, they are allied in their destructive purpose. This nation invited the fox into the hen house when it elected B. Hussein as president, not once but incredibly twice. Do you think it is any coincidence that the Iranian Valerie Jarret is the power behind the throne?

      • A Z

        Blacks typically do not fair well in Islam. The ethnic Tabou are not faring well in Libya for example. Valerie Jarret is hoping to be one of those that do.

  • defcon 4

    It’s strange how R. Aslan praises the iranian, islam0nazi “republic” of Iran, yet doesn’t live there.

  • defcon 4

    Pastor Saeed, a courageous apostate from islam, continues to rot in an iranian jail (I don’t even think he was tried for any crime whatsoever), but I guess that doesn’t qualify as a human rights abuse in the islam0fascist “republic” of Iranistan.

    • Notalibfool

      Obama certainly doesn’t have a problem with Pastor Saeed’s situation.

  • wileyvet

    Iran is the greatest proponent of human rights violations, because Mohammad is its greatest exponent.

  • watsa46

    History repeats itself. First the fascists in Germany, them in the USSR, then N-Korea and now in Iran. They will be defeated since all the fascists of the world end-up loosing from their own irreversible madness. It is a contagious human disease. No cure!

  • Karim B. J.

    The author is charlatan. Claims to be a PhD, but he refuses to say where he got his degree.

    • Hass

      The only Charlatan is the Paedophile scum you worship.

  • dougjmiller

    I wonder why the Obama and his cheerleaders in the mainstream media never mention the Islamic regime controlling Iran’s horrendous and ongoing civil and human rights abuses. I guess discrimination, oppression and murder might get in the way of helping the Ayatollahs to acquire nuclear weapons. Incinerating Israel is their top foreign policy goal and those pesky little human rights’ violations might get in the way.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    I hope that gay Persians get to savor a little PAYBACK and do to Satans Ayatolloahs what they did to gays.

    String up the ayatollahs.

  • defcon 4

    Iran is an “Islamist” state? Gee, I thought they were an “Islamic republic”. It’s strange how islam0fascists in islam0fascist states never describe themselves as “moderate” or “radical” or “islamist”, which leads me to believe these neologisms are nothing more than propaganda.