Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State
September 24, 2020
The Iranian regime ought to respect the human rights of the Iranian folks. Regardless of its obligations and commitments, the administration continues to advertise concern and oppression of its justice system. The US is dedicated to holding the folks of Iran accountable to those that deny liberty and justice, and right this moment we’re taking essential new measures to help the Iranian folks.
At the moment, america sanctioned a number of Iranian officers and entities for human rights violations. In accordance with Part 106 of the Countermeasures of Countermeasures Act of the Restriction Act of 2017 (CAATSA), I’ve decided that the prisons of Decide Syed Mahmud Sadati, Decide Mohammed Soltani, the Revolutionary Courtroom Department of Shiraz 1, and the Adilabad, Orumiye and Wakilabad prisons. Some violations of human rights. This consists of torture or merciless, inhuman or degrading therapy or punishment, arbitrary detentions and the denial of the appropriate to freedom of those that want to train their religion, peacefully collect or specific themselves.
The listings and restrictions got here after Decide Sadati and Department 1 of the Revolutionary Courtroom reported that Iranian officers had been imprisoned on September 12, 2020, and concerned within the fierce case of the brutally hanged younger athlete Naveed Afkari. Naveed was 27 years outdated. He was arrested in 2018 after taking part in a protest. On expenses of homicide, he was later prosecuted and severely unjust, one among whom was administered by Decide Sadati of the Shiraz Revolutionary Courtroom Department 1. Earlier than his execution, which was completed in secret, Naveed has reportedly been tortured by Iranian officers within the Adelabad jail. His confession was broadcast on Iranian state tv.
The US joins international locations all over the world in mourning Nawid’s loss of life and condemning the Iranian regime. His homicide was a willful act. The US calls on all nations to advertise accountability for this administration by imposing sanctions as introduced right this moment. Naveed had beforehand competed within the Nationwide Wrestling Championships in Iran and had far more to realize in life. Ceaselessly, the Iranian regime targets, binds, and kills brilliant and promising Iranians, inflicting Iran to lose its greatest asset – the ability and expertise of its personal folks. Naveed’s loss of life shouldn’t be in useless: peace-loving nations ought to condemn his execution and Iran’s extreme human rights violations and reiterate respect for the liberty, dignity and equality of every particular person.
The US allowed Iran’s revolutionary courtroom system, Justice Mohammed Soltani, and the Wakilabad jail in Mashad, Iran, and the Orumiye jail within the metropolis of Orumiye, Iran. Decide Soltani is chargeable for punishing Baha’is in Iran on doubtful expenses associated to freedom of expression or train of religion. Wrongful arrest Citizen Michael White has been positioned in Wakilabad jail, arbitrarily detained for allegedly exercising his human rights by commerce union activist and educator Mohammed Hossein Sepehri. The Orumiye Jail has abused members of ethnic and non secular minority teams and political prisoners, together with beatings and beatings.
The actions taken by america right this moment reveal what Iran’s revolutionary courts and their judges actually are: instruments designed to implement the brutal ideology of the Iranian regime and overcome dissent. They don’t administer justice pretty, however search to deprive the Iranian folks of due course of and their human rights and basic freedoms. This identical unjust system falsely binds three Individuals: Baquer and Siamak Namazi, and Morad Tahbaz. We are going to proceed to make each effort to deliver them residence. The US will proceed to face with the Iranian folks and drive the administration to behave with the respect and respect it deserves.