It is regrettable that the Government continues to proceed with executions for crimes that do not meet the threshold of the “most serious crimes” as required by international law, especially the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is State party. It is also troubling that courts continue to issue death sentences in trials that not only breach international fair trial standards but even domestic due process guarantees.
Shaheed urged Iran to impose a moratorium on executions and restrict the use of the death penalty for the “most serious crimes.”
Much international pressure has been directed toward Iran in recent years for its use of the death penalty. In March Shaheed expressed continued concern regarding Iran’s alarming rate of juvenile executions [JURIST report] and other flaws in the justice system. In February Amnesty International [advocacy website] criticized Iran’s justice system after 40 men were sentenced to death
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