Wednesday, January 18, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ottawa – The Inter-Parliamentary Group for Human Rights in Iran strongly condemns the decision of Iranian judicial authorities to execute Saeed Malekpour who was initially both falsely accused and then illegally convicted of trumped-up Internet-related charges.
The Inter-Parliamentary Group for Human Rights in Iran said that “this is yet another example of the criminalization of innocence and the wanton executions that pass for “judicial decision-making in Iran” but which have resulted in Iran having the highest execution rate per capita in the world”.
The Inter-Parliamentary Group calls upon Iran to rescind the death sentence and immediately release Saeed Malekpour, the whole in accordance with what Iranian authorities would call a “rule of law” rather than a state of arbitrary executions.
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