To the millions of people who followed the fate of this
young girl, to the thousands who took to the streets to
save dear Reyhaneh, to the thousands of mothers in Iran
who shed tears and begged for forgiveness on the media,
we sadly have to report that Reyhaneh Jabbari was
executed this morning.
This is a horrific piece of news on this bloody
Saturday, when people are set to come out on the streets
in the cities across Iran to protest against the acid
attacks on women. We hope that a magnificent protest by
the people today will be a fitting response to this
brutal and shameless crime of the Islamic regime in
The Islamic regime’s ideologues, its professional
criminals and murderers, the real killers of Sarbandi
(whom Reyhaneh was accused of killing), all banded
together and despite an enormous international outcry
executed this young woman. They put Reyhaneh under
pressure in prison, extracted confessions, filmed the
scenes and then killed her. This is the regime of Iran’s
The execution of Reyhaneh and the many years of dealing
with the judicial system of the Islamic Republic over
the fate of Reyhaneh showed to the world the hideousness
and viciousness of this regime and its judicial system.
Let everyone see the kind of monsters the people of Iran
are dealing with. Let the world see that the one skill
the heads of the Islamic regime, from the supreme leader
to Rafsanjani, the president Rouhani, the paramilitary
force Sepah and the Ministry of Intelligence, have in
common is this: murder, lying and barbarity.
Millions of people see this now. The regime lied to the
grieving parents of a young girl who for seven years
fought to save their loved one; they spread rumours and
did everything they could to stop Reyhaneh’s parents
from saving their daughter.
Even before telling Reyhaneh’s family that they had
killed Reyhaneh, they callously announced the news of
the execution through their state media, while
Reyhaneh’s mum and dad, sister and grandma were waiting
outside the prison gates.
This is the abhorrent regime of the Islamic Republic.
This is the regime of Islamic criminals, the ISIS ruling
If they don’t kill, how are they going to deal with
others like Reyhaneh? How are they going to deal with
the youth shaking the ground under the feet; those who
don’t give a damn for the mullahs, Islamic leaders and
the loathsome Islamic Republic?
But the regime in Iran should be certain of this: by
killing Reyhaneh, they will only harvest a storm.
The International Committee against
Execution calls on all to turn the sorrow and pain of
the loss of Reyhaneh to public rage against the
foundations of the murderous Islamic regime.