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IRAN - EU-Iran Business Forum Following Journalist’s Execution Sends Wrong Signal

December 13, 2020:

EU-Iran Business Forum Following Journalist’s Execution Sends Wrong Signal.
Two days after the execution of dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is scheduled to give a joint keynote speech at the EU-Iran Business Forum with Josep Borell, High Representative of the European Union. Iran Human Rights calls for stronger reactions to Zam’s execution by the international community. The verbal condemnations by the European Union, Canada and officials of some EU member states against yesterday’s execution of dissident journalist, Ruhollah Zam are not enough, a government violating human rights must face practical consequences.
Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, IHR director and spokesperson said: “Returning to business as usual and the participation of EU representatives in the Europe-Iran Business Forum with Iran Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, not only undermines the verbal condemnations, but will also be seen as a green light by the Iranian government to continue the executions and repression.”
Ruhollah Zam’s execution has been strongly condemned by the European Union and some member states. Iran Human Rights calls on the European Union and all countries concerned with human rights issues, to transcend verbal condemnations and set more practical measures on the agenda in the face of this horrific act.
The first step could be to cancel Josep Borrell’s joint keynote speech with Javad Zarif at the Europe-Iran Business Forum. The virtual forum is due to start on December 14 and will feature the German, French, Austrian and Italian ambassadors to Iran over three days. Iran Human Rights draws the ambassadors’ attention to Ruhollah Zam’s execution and calls on the European Union to prioritise the deplorable human rights situation in Iran and place it at the forefront of talks between the EU and Iran. A sustainable agreement between the EU and the Islamic Republic is not possible without addressing Iran’s human rights abuses, including executions and the repression of civil society and human rights defenders.
Yesterday, state-run news outlets reported that Ruhollah Zam had been executed without any mention of the location. Informed sources have since told IHR that Ruhollah Zam was executed at Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj and was on a dry hunger strike at the time of his execution.

UPDATE: Monday's meeting has been cancelled

https://iranhr.net/en/articles/4529/

(Source: IHR)

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IRAN - A woman executed in the Sepidar Prison of Ahvaz. This is the 110th woman executed during the tenure of Rouhani
IRAN - Rasoul Ferdows executed at Boroujerd Central Prison on December 18.
BANGLADESH: 8 TO WALK THE GALLOWS FOR KILLING 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL AFTER RAPE IN CHITTAGONG
MALAYSIA: PERSONAL BODYGUARD SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDERING EMPLOYER, TWO OTHERS IN PENANG
SRI LANKA: FIVE SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER
IRAN - Agents of the Intelligence Ministry destroyed the tomb of Navid Afkari
IRAN - Mohammad Moradi was hanged on 17 December in Saqqez prison
IRAN - Shahab Javid executed on December 17 in the Central Prison of Qom.
SINGAPORE: BANGLADESHI WORKER SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDERING INDONESIAN MAID GIRLFRIEND IN GEYLANG HOTEL
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ZAMBIA: NDOLA WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING GYM INSTRUCTOR BOYFRIEND
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IRAN - France, Germany and Austria react to the execution of the journalist Zam.
IRAN - Iran Summons German, French Envoys Over EU Condemnation Of Journalist's Hanging
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