Iran Hanged 59 People in January and 71 Kids Face Execution, This Is. MULLAH JUSTICE
Byline: BY LORD CORBETT Chairman, All-Party Parliamentary
DEFIANT to the end, a convicted killer - and hero to some - faces his executioners.
A hooded gunman stands guard as Majid Kavousifar has the noose placed around his neck.
He gives a final wave to his family and even manages a smile before the bar stool he is standing on is suddenly kicked away. The body of rebel leader Kavousifar, 28 - found guilty of assassinating a judge - swings from a crane watched by a small, silent crowd outside Tehran's Judiciary headquarters.
This is "justice", Mullah-style.
More than 1,000 men, women and children have been hanged in Iran in the three years to last December.
In the first month of this year, 59 died, including a 35-year-old woman after 12 years in Rafsanjan prison. In December two men were stoned to death, a third being spared after he managed to clamber out of a pit where he was buried up to his shoulders.
The official 170 forms of punishment include limb amputation without anaesthetic and gouging out eyes with a spoon-like instrument.
Iran has executed the highest number of children in the world since 1990. Currently 71 sentenced to death await the gallows.
Since the Islamic Republic of Iran was set up 30 years ago, about 120,000 political prisoners have been hanged. About 600,000 have been tortured in the mullahs' notorious prisons. This is medieval murder on an industrial scale.
Spearheading opposition to it all is Maryam Rajavi, 56, presidentelect of the coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran.
One of her sisters was executed by the Shah who was exiled in 1979.
A second was murdered by the mullahs while pregnant.
The Council has 540 members, more than half of them women. It offers Iranians a democratic, secular coalition government through UN-supervised elections.
President Obama has signalled a willingness to talk to Iran about its clandestine nuclear weapons development and its arming of terror groups killing British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
But there needs to be another item on the agenda - how will the mullahs respond to 54 UN condemnations of its human rights violations?
The terror the mullahs use to stay in power is also exported. An estimated seven out of every 10 allied troops are killed in Iraq by roadside bombs supplied by Iran.
They also train and pay militants in their use. That government, our own and the US, were given these details by the Resistance.
The mullahs also train, pay and arm Hizbollah who try to strangle the infant democracy in Lebanon as well as Hamas in Gaza. The heart of terrorism beats in Tehran. It is also where its bankers are. The mullahs are brazen in their menace.
Sir John Sawyers, Britain's ambassador to the UN, said last week: "The Iranians wanted to strike a deal whereby they stopped killing our forces in Iraq in return for them being allowed to carry on with their nuclear programme. …