The Association’s Statement in Support of the Demonstrations on May 20: United Against Executions in Iran
Yesterday, three innocent young Iranians were executed in Isfahan. The tragic state murder of Majid, Saleh, and Saeed’s only intensified our anger towards the Islamic Republic regime and strengthens our resolve to fight for our country.
Many more Iranian citizens have been executed around the country over the past months. Many others in Isfahan, Hormozgan, Khuzistan, Sistan & Beluchistan, and other provinces are facing imminent threat of execution. Rampant injustice, show trials leading to summary executions, and systemic denial of access to independent legal representation have left countless Iranian families mourning the loss of their loved ones. No details of these deadly proceedings are accessible to the media. The Islamic Republic exacts ruthless revenge upon the youth, women, and mourning families who seek justice by persecuting them and sending them to gallows. All the while, the murderous perpetrators of crimes behind state crimes, such as the mass executions of the 1980s, the vicious crackdown on the green movement, the Aban protest massacres, the mass murder of flight PS752, and the brutal murders of the Woman, Life, Freedom revolt are roaming freely under state protection.
Iran will never return to the times that led to the murder of Mahsa (Jina) Amini. The Islamic Regime’s vengeful actions against Iranian citizens will only fan the flames of anger amongst us and strength our resolve.
The International community, especially the free world, must not remain silent in the face of such inhumanity and shameless atrocities. Rewarding a criminal state with the presidency of the United Nations Human Rights Council is an affront to the very foundation of that institution. The world’s politicians either don’t understand or prefer to turn their backs on the majority of Iranians who reject the Islamic Republic regime in Iran, demanding an end to decades of injustice, brutality, and malice. We must all rally behind the people of Iran, so they can succeed in their historic fight for justice and freedom.
Our demands are clear;
- The rampant human rights abuses in Iran must be denounced by the international community. We must demand the immediate, unconditional release of all political prisoners, and the free world must use every means available to stop the execution of innocent civilians.
- You must help Iranians with free and unhindered access to the internet.
- You must help to support the families of victims and resistance fighters who are putting their lives on the line for freedom and democracy.
- You must expel the representatives of the Islamic Republic regime from your countries and officially proclaim the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist organization without further delay.
The Iranian community around the world is using every means at their disposal to support their fellow Iranians who are suffering the worst atrocities inside Iran. Many lives have been senselessly taken from among the best of us, but with every atrocity that the Islamic regime commits, our collective resolve strengthens to continue our fight for justice and freedom and to overthrow this ruthless criminal state.
We stand together on this difficult journey, and we shall persevere in creating a free, democratic Iran. We shall never forget the enemies of life, nor shall we ever forgive.