United States President Barack Obama’s alleged silence on human rights abuses in Iran in order to secure the passage of the nuclear deal was harshly criticised in a report published online by Frontpage Mag.
As reported by the site, Obama appears to have made a Faustian bargain with the Iranian leaders: He turns a blind eye to Iran’s sponsorship of terrorism, repressive methods to crack down on social and political freedoms, egregious human rights abuses, while Iran verbally and on the surface, binds itself to the nuclear deal.
Earlier last week, as Iran’s parliamentarians were busy passing a bill supporting the nuclear deal, the courts continued to hand out death sentences at an unprecedented speed. Iran’s Islamic Court, for instance, executed a 17-year-old girl whose husband was discovered dead in bed.
According to UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, these executions are increasing. “The Iranian authorities must comply with its international law obligations and put an end to the execution of juvenile offenders once and for all,” he said.
What is intriguing is that Iranian leaders used to take notice when there was an international outcry regarding a human rights or political prisoner case. They used to postpone the case, the execution, or do something to let the global pressure fade away.
More than 1,000 people could be executed this year, reported Frontpage Mag.