In a statement, the fact-finding panel of the UN Human Rights Council announced the confessions obtained under torture have no legal value and are a violation of international law.
According to the Iranian Human Rights Society, on Saturday 30th of Ardibehesht of the Iranian month of 1402, equal to May 20, 2023, the UN Human Rights Council’s fact-finding mission issued a statement. In this statement, the unjust execution of three protesting youths strongly condemned and recognized as a violation of international law.
The statement adds:
“There is serious evidence that shows that the execution of Majid Kazemi, Saleh Mirhashmi and Saeed Yaqoubi was unjust. These people are accused of participating in nationwide protests that started in Iran last September. And their accusations are based on confessions obtained through torture. And these confessions obtained under torture have no legal value.”
In an obvious crime, three political prisoners from the nationwide protests, Saleh Mirhashmi, Majid Kazemi and Saeed Yaqoubi. Executed in the morning of Friday, May 19, in Dastgerd prison in Isfahan. Their accusation was the murder of three Basij members during the nationwide demonstrations in Isfahan. This was while their confessions taken under the most severe torture.
We remind you that in March 2023. The United Nations Human Rights Council extended the mission of the Special Rapporteur on Iran. Also, in November 2022, the Human Rights Council appointed a fact-finding panel to investigate cases of human rights violations related to uprising of Iranian people.
Iran’s human rights Society has repeatedly warned against the rapid increase in the execution of death sentences and demands an end to these crimes.
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