Executions and arrests of protesters in Tehran just after signing the nuclear deal

By: Keyvan Salami

Published for Los Angeles, California (Area-Info.net Jul. 28, 2015)

Iran nuclear deal had caused a delusion that Iran will rebuild its infrastructures in favor of the public welfare. Based on its medieval thoughts and corrupt economical system, however, this regime does not and cannot have such capacity and intention. Thus unable to take care of the rightful demands of the majority of the Iranian people who are living under the poverty line, this regime is constantly ramping up suppression.
On Wednesday, July22, over 200 Iranian teachers were arrested in the demonstration by security forces. This rally was held outside the regime’s so-called parliament and nearly 2,000 teachers had shown up for this gathering demanding the release of their colleagues, according to the National Council of Resistance of Iran press release.
Concurrent with the protest gathering of educators, the antihuman regime of Iran collectively hanged 10 prisoners in a criminal act in Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr) Prison of Karaj. Another prisoner was hanged on this same day in Esfahan prison.
In its statement on July 23, Amnesty International noted the shocking 700 executions in just six months and wrote: “Iran’s staggering execution toll for the first half of this year paints a sinister picture of the machinery of state carrying out premeditated judicially-sanctioned killing on a mass scale.”
Iran may now be cracking down internally to signal to the regime’s opponents that its compulsion to sign a deal with its claimed top foreign enemy doesn’t translate into an opening of the political space. In effect, the government wants to ensure that its willingness to compromise on something as important as the country’s nuclear program doesn’t weaken its position internally to give up to other issues like human rights and democratic demands.
The NCRI ends its statement by urging the international community to adopt a firm policy vis-à-vis the Iranian regime. This obliges the world to take the coherent measures to conduct the aftermath of the Iran deal towards the necessities of the people rather than financing Iran’s proxies in the region. This requires a clear and effective resonating the people’s protests and cries for their rights in Iran. World must not repeat its failure in doing so as what happened during 2009 uprising after Iranian presidential election where people were shouting “Obama, Obama, are you with us or with them!?”

I am a human rights activities/ Journalist and I what to raise public awareness in regard to devastating human rights situation in Middle East, particularly in Iran; seeking democracy for Iran and peace for the region against nuclear Iran.