Iran: No Human Rights, But "Chastity Squads" & Public Hangings

“Human Beings” can benefit, but not the kuffar:

Iran’s Supremo: Iran’s Naval Presence on High Seas Beneficial to All Human Beings

If it doesn’t exactly send a tingle up your leg, no worries: more seafaring jihad is in the offing. “We hope that we can widen our presence in international waters and high seas through further planning.”

“Leader: Iran’s Naval Presence in High Seas Beneficial to All Human Beings,” from the Fars News Agency, July 24:

Iran: UN rights rep barred from entering country ‘under any circumstances’

Tehran, 21 July (AKI) – Iran has barred a United Nations representative on human rights from entering the country, according to state media reports.

“Appointing a UN Special Rapporteur on human rights for Iran is a political and illegal move, and the Islamic Republic will not allow the envoy to enter the country under any circumstances,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said on Thursday, according to a Press TV report.

Last month, the UN Human Rights Council named former Maldivian foreign minister Ahmed Shaheed as its human rights investigator on Iran.

The appointment was ”spearheaded” by the United States to be used as a “Western tool” against the Iran, Shaheed said.

The appointment was made following outcries by human rights groups about Iran’s use of capital punishment and imprisonment of percieved critics of the goverment.

“Iran has no problem with the individual who has been appointed as the special rapporteur, but the appointment of a rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran is unacceptable and Iran will not accept the decision,”    Shaheed said.

 But remember, their intentions are peaceful:

Iran’s Thug-In-Chief threatens to send US, Israel “to the morgue”

But he meant the morgue of peace

Interesting that a spy drone may have been around an Iranian nuclear installation. Maybe this portends well for future action against Iran’s nuclear program. “Iran: Ahmadinejad threatens to send US, Israel ‘to the morgue,'” from AKI, July 20 (thanks to JW):

If only:

“Chastity Squads”

Iran’s “chastity squads” make arrests, impose fines for sandals, nail polish, insufficient veiling for the sake of “moral security”

The “chastity squads” could take as their motto a reversal of the old Vidal Sassoon slogan, pledging: “If you do look good, we don’t look good.”

‘Sandals? Lacquered toenails? What a slut you are!

Along with satisfying the Islamic Republic’s inherent urge to mind other people’s business, morality police are a cheap way for the government to look busy while intimidating the populace into staying in line.

An update on this story, which reported that up to 70,000 agents were involved in the campaign. “Morality police hit Tehran streets,” by Dudi Cohen for YNet News, July 17:

Lined up and hanged in front of a baying mob: Human rights group condemns surge in public Iranian executions

  • At least 28 public executions in Iran in recent months

By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 2:25 PM on 22nd July 2011

Lined up standing on buses in front of a baying mob with their necks tied to a bridge, these are the final moments of three men subjected to a public hanging.

But rather than originating from decades ago, these pictures were taken last week in Iran, where the death penalty is still publicly used to this day.

After the ties are secured, the buses on which the men stand are driven away, leaving the hastily-convicted criminals hanging in front of crowds of onlookers, many of whom are children.


A shocking video has been released by Amnesty International showing a public execution in IranA shocking video has been released by Amnesty International showing a public execution in Iran
Outrage: The hanging video was passed on to human rights campaign group Amnesty InternationalOutrage: The video was passed on to human rights campaign group Amnesty International

The footage was released by human rights group Amnesty International, who have denounced the renewed surge in the use of the death penalty across the Islamic republic.

The video was shot on July in Azadi Square, in the western city of Kermanshah and features the public execution of three men convicted of rape.

During the 26-second clip in which the crimes of the men are announced over a loudspeaker, numerous onlookers are seen photographing or filming the graphic executions.

Human rights officials are concerned not only about the executions, but also the legal system preceding them.

It is thought the three men seen hanged were tried and convicted of rape within two months, raising questions about the fairness of their trial.

Amnesty International say the deaths are among at least 28 executions acknowledged by the authorities.

The group’s Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui said: ‘These latest public executions underline the continuing horror of the death penalty in Iran.

Amnesty International have described the videos as 'deeply disturbing' and a 'gross affront to human dignity'Amnesty International have described the videos as ‘deeply disturbing’ and a ‘gross affront to human dignity’
Grisly: At the end of the video the buses move away and the prisoners die in front of the crowdGrisly: At the end of the video the buses move away and the prisoners die in front of the crowd

‘Not only those executed, but all those who watch public executions, including, children, are brutalised and degraded by the experience. 

‘These public displays of killing perpetuate a culture of acceptance of violence and bloodlust, rather than a belief in justice.

‘It is deeply disturbing that despite a moratorium on public executions ordered in 2008, the Iranian authorities are once again resorting to this inhuman practice.

‘All executions violate the right to life. Those carried out publicly are a gross affront to human dignity which cannot be tolerated.

‘Executions after speedy unfair trials are no solution to the extremely serious problem of rape in Iran, which feeds on the acceptance of violence against women at all levels of society.

‘The Iranian authorities should be aiming to combat this culture of violence rather than perpetuate it through these public displays of brutality.’ 

The executions follow several widely publicised gang rapes of women this year in Iran. In some cases, officials blamed the victims for failing to adhere to the official code on dress or gender segregation. 

According to UN human rights experts, executions in public serve no legitimate purpose and only increase the cruel, inhuman and degrading nature of this punishment.

The Iranian authorities do not publish official statistics on their use of the death penalty, despite repeated calls for transparency by UN human rights bodies.

Note: Some readers may find the footage disturbing.

Ahmadinejad Urges FM to Collect Documents on Iran’s Occupation in WWII

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on the country’s foreign ministry to set up a committee to collect more documents regarding the country’s occupation during WWII to lodge complaints with international bodies against the occupiers.

WWII Occupation of Iran

While officially neutral, Persia had friendly ties with Germany and was home to many German nationals. Reza Shah Pahlavi’s refusal to expel the German nationals, coupled with their more strategic concerns, prompted an Anglo-Soviet invasion in August 1941.


He made the remarks in a ceremony unveiling a five-volume book series which includes documents on the occupation of Iran during the Second World War.

“These documents lay bare the face of plunderers,” Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday.

The Iranian president called on researchers and historians to gather documents dating back to World War I despite all odds.

He highlighted the need for the Foreign Ministry to set up a committee to collect more documents regarding the country’s occupation during WWII.

“We could present one by one of these documents before international courts to lodge a case,” he noted.

Ahmadinejad pointed out how the colonialist West has altered its disguise at a time when liberation and independence-seeking movements have yielded fruit.

They are those who organized plunders in the world, unprecedented in history, he noted.

“The plunderers have created a global economic establishment to enable them to automatically rob other nations…They have set the dollar as the world’s dominant currency and published more than 32 trillion dollars of money without backing in recent years,” he went on to say.

The Iranian president called for a change in the financial and monetary systems — including the World Bank — which currently dominate the world.

“As long as these structures do not change, [and] the basis of the [UN] Security Council and the world’s financial and monetary structure is not disturbed, the plunders will continue,” Ahmadinejad warned.

11 thoughts on “Iran: No Human Rights, But "Chastity Squads" & Public Hangings”

  1. The connections between the OIC and the UN are pretty key here in allowing Iran to get away with, quite literally murder. So our appointed UN representatives need to take the UN to task on this.

  2. Sorry but we helped Saddam kill over 50,000 Iranian with his chemical weapons so frankly most Iranians laugh out loud when we complain about human rights, nevermind that we trained the Shah’s secret police, etc. etc.

  3. Rubbish hass,
    We did nothing of the sort. The Iranian/Iraqi war was more shiite/sunni crap. As for the Shah’s secret police, these people received the same training western security forces receive – torture was their own doing and your idiotic claim is simply projection. We gave them policing skills – perhaps the shah misused it (you would need to know the situation exactly before commenting), but certainly the modern day islamists are much nastier than the shah ever was. It is possible that some in the west encouraged the conflict, but in the end the Iranians and Iraqis should be considered to be intelligent enough to know what they are doing!! Or do you think that they are so stupid that they cannot do any thing on their own????!! I know many Iranians and without exception they consider the religious fruitcakes who are destroying their country with the greatest contempt. They certainly dont appreciate your support for the regime!! So if a sovereign state asks for help, and is given it, how precisely should we intervene if they misuse it. Hear of Zimbabwe? The people there are starving to death – but I guess it is better that Mugabe keeps face????? Got an answer?? The question is of course far more complex than your simplistic and poorly considered statement. However, given the fact that you are so concerned about the Iranians please tell us why you have nothing to say about the 1) extra judical killings 2) suppression of minorities 3) enforced religious indoctrination 4) active support of terrorism in third world country and first world countries that the iranian authorities are practising today. Most unthinking folk love to accuse the US of such while turning a blind eye to those who really do such things. I suggest you and your friends spend more time in the real world.

  4. hass, we gave them police training. Torture etc was not part of what was passed onto them. Given the shah’s situation one needs to know exactly why he felt his security people should be brutal. The idiots who do the bidding of the mullahs these days are even more brutal. or does the filter in your brain chop out the numerous executions, funding of terror groups, harassment of non-muslims, etc etc that those lovely iranian musllahs are doing these days.. I know a lot of Iranians who think of the mullahs and what they are doing to Iran and its people with absolute revulsion. And the conflict between Ian and Iraq was the old sunni/shiite crap. BTW, the Russians helped Saddam – you want to try and piss on them????

  5. i say we start pissing on everybody , close our boarders , and start a nationwide “sweep” collecting as much “stupid” as possible. then open one boarder and have “true americans” shovel that stupid right through the gate ! would love to see out of all the moaning “country haters” , who would actually walk out on their “own” ! (im sure 99.9 % of these bloated melon farmers would have to be drug out by their “shaven” nut sacks ) !

  6. So you think we only trained the Shahs secret police in police actiins not torture huh? Lol! Google the name Jessie Leaf. Then google thing like the School of the Americas and the massacre at El Mazote. Thats how much we give a heck about human rights.

    1. Oh yeah?

      I’m glad its all sooo much better now.

      And why are you in the US then, Hassan? Does it help anyone to spread your hatred around there?

  7. hass,
    think a bit more clearly about the facts – do you seriously believe the bloody muslims needed our training for them to brutalize each other – THEY HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOR YEARS. Go and do some study – proper study not reading the crap that tells you what you want to hear.

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