People wave Iranian flags during a speech by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Yazd city. Photo: Iranian Presidency/dpa
People wave Iranian flags during a speech by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Yazd city. Photo: Iranian Presidency/dpa
Simon Rice
Opinion

Opinion

Simon Rice

Iran executions: the role of the ‘revolutionary courts’ in breaching human rights

  • Criminal trials in Iran’s ‘revolutionary courts’ often occur behind closed doors presided over by clerics, without standard practices of criminal procedure
  • The courts, and Iran’s morality police, are integral to the consolidation of Islamist power which began within a few months of the 1979 revolution

People wave Iranian flags during a speech by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Yazd city. Photo: Iranian Presidency/dpa
People wave Iranian flags during a speech by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Yazd city. Photo: Iranian Presidency/dpa
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