Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Iranian woman jailed after attempting to stop executions of Christians, Kurds, Baha'is under Sharia in Iran

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Atena Daemi is an Iranian women’s rights defender and anti-death penalty campaigner. She was first arrested in October 2014, and later convicted of “gathering and colluding to commit crimes against national security”, “spreading propaganda against the system”, and “insulting the Supreme Leader”. In September 2016, Branch 36 of the Court of Appeal in Tehran reduced her sentence to seven years.
On Sep 11, 2019 Atena Daemi was sentenced to another three years and 7 months in prison for sending a letter out of jail, protesting the executions of the three Kurdish political prisoners.
The Iranian regime is literally arresting and imprisoning human rights activists who are protesting the executions of minorities.
As part of implementing Sharia laws the Iranian parliament voted in favour of a under Iranian law, entitled "Islamic Penal Code", which codify the death penalty for any male Iranian who leaves the religion of Islam.
The regime in Iran uses the death penalty as a tool to suppress and silence a disgruntled society the majority of whom live under the poverty line, are unemployed and deprived of freedom of speech.