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Are Western leaders Complicit In Iran’s Human Rights Violations?

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Genesis 4:10

And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.

Pilot after condemning our Lord attempted to wash the blood from his hands by making it the peoples decision to crucify our Lord.  Herod refused to try him sending him back to pilot so blame would be laid on him.  Western leaders today are still doing this and have become masters at deception and cruelty as ancient Rome was.

(Voice of the Persecuted) Iran along with Saudi Arabia and other Islamic nations are Violating Human Rights today and have become masters at the vilest work of torturing the innocent Christians and those who will not bow to their cruel barbary.

Western leaders are ecstatic with the new fame given them by working to honor these countries.  They are complicit in torture, and cruel deaths of thousands.  Simply put they have blood on their hands.  Drinking from the cup of wealth and sin to gain control of the world, these leaders have condemned themselves.

An individual is complicit in a crime if he is aware of its occurrence and has the ability to stop or report the crime, but fails to do so. As such, the individual effectively allows criminals to carry out a crime despite potentially being able to stop it from happening, either directly or by contacting the authorities. The offender is a de facto accessory to the crime, rather than an innocent bystander.

Report after report is surfacing about the cruel Iranian regime and it’s treatment of innocent people refusing to bow before their ideology.  So many are women, so many are beaten, arrested, tortured and executed simply for their religious beliefs.  Recently in the news, Iran has again begun executing young Sunni Muslims. (Read more) This is a common practice for the Iranian regime.  All are condemned and sentenced without a fair trial. Without fair representation or fair judgement.  For weeks and sometimes months, families are harassed and denied information or access to their loved ones, not knowing if their dead or alive. When they finally do gain access, they find horrific abuses have taken place.  Bodies of loved ones show beatings and rape in the most heinous ways.

Psychological torture is also prevalent in Iran.  From solitary confinement breaking the spirit and mind of the victim to forcing them to watch heinous mind bending executions.  Human rights activists all over the globe are crying out, and if you listen you can hear the cries of the victims and their families.  And yet the world governing body and many in the church are silent! Doing as the church did in WWll, turning up the music so as not to hear the cries of those being led to their death.

This report from Amnesty International details abuse of prisoners in Iran, including the denial of medical care. Read more.

Western leaders turn a blind eye and reward Iran.

There are many such reports.  HRANA, a human rights organization, reported that 3 political prisoners were taken by force to solitary confinement to either prepare new evidence against them or carry out execution.   Again western leaders have blood on their hands through silence.

A good source of information is shared by Mohabat News who updates and details many cases of Christians arrested by Iran and imprisoned simply for believing in Christ.  (Read more) The Iranian government claims those arrested are a danger to national security and trying to overthrow the government.

Their very lives at risk, prisoners often hold hunger strikes in an attempt to alert the international community and gain basic human rights like medical care and fair trials. One such case is that of Maryam (Nasim) Naghash Zargaran, imprisoned solely for being a Christian and undergoing a hunger strike. The following is from the Facebook page Free Maryam.

Maryam Naghash Zargaran-Nasim

 Maryam (Nasim) Naghash Zargaran, a Christian convert who has been imprisoned since 2013 while suffering from several ailments, has ended her second hunger strike, as Evin Prison authorities have promised vital and fairer medical treatment.Nasim’s mother, Zahra Pour-Nouhi Langroudi, told the International Campaign for Human rights that “Maryam has served a third of her sentence and by law she qualifies for conditional release. We don’t know why she was sentenced to four years in prison in the first place. (Read more)

Unless the media stops it’s complicity by suppressing this news, they too are just as guilty.  We must speak out, share their stories, push the media and churches to become a voice.  To remain silent in the face of crimes against humanity means you are guilty as if committing them.  Encourage and pressure our leaders to address this, contact them and pray for God’s mercy.

By C.Refsland, VOP Advocate, News Analyst

Credit to Wikipedia, Mohabat News, Amnesty International and Human Rights Organization News Agency

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