Ebadi: death judgment is not an internal matter

Deutsche Welle: Ruhollah Zam is disappeared during a trip to Iraq. Shortly thereafter, he appeared handcuffed in Iran, was tried and sentenced to death. Reporte

Ebadi: death judgment is not an internal matter

Deutsche Welle: Ruhollah Zam is disappeared during a trip to Iraq. Shortly thereafter, he appeared handcuffed in Iran, was tried and sentenced to death. Reporters without borders has accused Iran of Ruhollah Zam in front of the eyes of the world kidnapped. They believe that the Islamic Republic will execute him now, before the eyes of the world?

Shirin Ebadi: Ruhollah Zam headed from France from a news channel on the messenger App "Telegram". On Zam published a series of correct, but also a number of false information. The crucial question now is whether the penalty for the dissemination of false information should be the death penalty. If this is the case, would have to be not is also the head of the Iranian radio and television belong? Under his leadership, significantly more wrong messages will be disseminated as published by Zam ever.

The death sentence in the case of Ruhollah Zam is a political judgment and not a legal one. He had a fair trial. The verdict coincided with the meeting of the world security Council, where, at the request of the United States, the extension of the arms embargo against Iran was on the agenda. I believe that the Iranian authorities thought that the media worldwide would be engaged with this session and would give the death sentence against Zam no attention.

however, This was not the case: Not only the media, the Iranian civil society has responded to this judgment, and condemned it. The experiences of the past show that If the Iranian society and the world community are in a topic to be vigilant, to match the rulers in Iran, their decision to avoid unpleasant consequences.

The protests against the death sentence of Ruhollah Zam inside and outside of Iran are not effective and can save Zam.

Rohullah Zam had to leave Iran in 2009 and later political asylum in France receive. The French government has condemned his death sentence. France is also concerned about the Situation of Fariba Adelkhah, a French-Iranian anthropologist, who was arrested in Iran and sentenced to five years in prison was. The spokesman for the Iranian foreign Ministry explained, however, France should not interfere in the internal Affairs of Iran. Can help France Ruhollah Zam and Fariba Dadkhah?

The human rights apply universally. The Iranian government sees it as their right to address the human rights violations in Palestine or Saudi Arabia. But you are outraged when other countries in the world to criticise human rights violations in Iran.

France can turn to the UN human rights Council. This Council of the United Nations should be used in cases of Zam or Adelkhah.

Fariba Adelkhah has been taken in Iran as a hostage. The anthropologist from the University of Paris Sciences Po (Institute for political studies, Paris, author's note. d. Red.) went for a visit to Iran when she was arrested. Due to the alleged "conspiracy against national security" and was sentenced to five years in prison.

but The truth is that Iran takes its citizens with dual citizenship, as hostages, in order to pursue political goals in the country of the other citizenship. I very much hope that Mrs Adelkhah and all the other imprisoned in Iran hostages come as soon as possible free.

I call on but at the same time all the countries of the world, the political demands of the Iranian government in such cases, not comply with it. Iran must stop taking its citizens hostage.

The judicial system in Iran repeatedly emphasized its independence. Now there is a new judicial boss, wants to speak up for justice. How do you assess the new developments in the Iranian justice?

The head of the judiciary is elected by the religious and political leader of Iran, and for him alone is accountable. The justice system can only change if the structures of power change in Iran.

Shirin Ebadi is an Iranian lawyer and human rights activist. In 2003, she was awarded the Nobel peace prize.

The Interview was conducted by Shabnam Hein.

author: Shabnam Hein

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Updated Date: 03 July 2020, 04:26

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