Independent judiciary; What the Iranians expect to have in a free Iran
Human social evolution history tells us there is no dictator, who would not attempt to preserve its power over people through all kind of suppression, deception, and crime. In this regard, dictators the law enforcement to an oppressive organ, although they pretend that they respect an independent judiciary.
Religious dictatorship ruling Iran has deprived its own people of their basic human rights, this regime does not even respect the international human rights conventions, which it is a signatory of, let alone recognizing an independent judiciary.
Thus, the Iranian people will not benefit from an independent judiciary until the mullahs are ruling, because hawks will not pick out hawks’ eyes.
Therefore, exacting an independent judiciary on mullahs is an important factor to help Iranians’ struggle for achieving freedom and justice.
Mullahs justify their human rights violations on the pretext of the imposition of the Constitution, but in fact, the regime’s constitution has symbolized a prominent example of aggression against human dignity. Lack of an independent judiciary leads to the invention of series of delusive charges like fighting against God, corruption on earth, blasphemy, assembly and collusion against national security, disrupting public order, and etc. And the regime security forces and so-called law enforcement impose inhuman punishments.
Recently, in a statement issued on November 5, the Human Rights Watch pointed to some cruel human rights violation by the regime’s judiciary:
“Human rights groups have documented the deaths in custody of two protesters, Sina Ghanbari and Vahid Heidari, as well as an environmental activist, Kavous Seyed Emami, and a Dervish minority protester, Mohammad Raji. Authorities claim the first three committed suicide and provided no explanation about Raji’s death. He had been severely injured during his arrest, on February 20.”
Meanwhile, we should not forget another side of the judiciary coin in Iran. No need to say that the regime’s judiciary is absolutely a symbol of plundering and crime. So-called law enforcement officers are using their authorities to blackmail ordinary detainees. details of the assets of the regime’s head of the judiciary are disclosed by Shadow Governance Intel site on February 17, 2017, titled: “Iran’s Head of Judiciary – Sadegh Larijani – Accused of Holding Secret Bank Accounts”.
Therefore, we witness how the regime’s top officials convert the judiciary to a device for plundering and crime instead of an independent judiciary.
Furthermore, the civilized world should become aware that the first victims of the in-human judiciary of mullahs are the Iranian people and MEK members and supporters. In 1979, as soon as Khomeini seized power in Iran, he began to suppress freedom-lovers, especially the MEK. Eventually, after two years, Khomeini made his decision to murder dissidents and demanded immediate “destruction of the enemy” through his Fatwa. Since June 1981, regime’s judiciary is responsible for the murderer of more than 120,000 freedom-lovers so far. The anti-human mullahs executed 30,000 political prisoners just within August-September 1988, most of them supporters of the MEK.
Recently, the head of Iran judiciary in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad province, announced that six defendants affiliated to the Peoples’ Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) were “sentenced to imprisonment and exile from 8 to 18 years” on the charge of writing slogans, blasphemy and burning “propaganda banners with the images of national and religious figures on them”. Indeed, these punishments and accusations against supporters of the regime’s arch-enemy (MEK) prove a reality; and the reality is the regime’s judiciary is a mean of oppression rather than an independent judiciary.
But, despite cruel crimes of the mullahs, which are mostly carried out against MEK and Iranian opposition in exile; and contrary to in-human nature of the mullahs ruling, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), lead by President-elect Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, is obligated to achieve an independent judiciary in a free and democratic Iran. Mrs. Maryam Rajavi announces in her platform for future Iran:
“We believe in the rule of law and justice. We wa
nt to set up a modern legal system based on the principles of presumption of innocence, the right to defense, effective judicial protection and the right to be tried in a public court. We also seek the total independence of judges. The mullahs’ Sharia law will be abolished.”