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Iran plans to wipe out Human Rights voices as its governing stability is in the spotlight

Experts at the UN highlighted a number of areas of concern relating to Ramin Hossein Panahi’s death sentence.
Ramin is a 22-year-old Kurdish man from Iran’s minority who was sentenced to death in January - a sentence which will soon be carried out by the state judiciary. Reports indicate that police are on alert in his hometown in Sanandaj. One vital issue concerning the UN is that Panahi’s trial took place before the Revolutionary Court and lasted less than an hour. “Despite marks of torture on his body, no investigation was ordered by the court,” a joint statement said. It was issued by Agnes Callamard, UN Special Rapporteur on arbitrary executions, Dainius Puras, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to enjoyment of the highest attainable physical and mental health standard, and Nils Melzer, the UN Special Rapporteur on torture. “He was only allowed one meeting with his lawyer between his arrest and the trial, and no family visits. The judicial authorities did not disclose to him or his lawyer the details of the evidence against him,” the experts added. Drug offenders In the case...