How does all this “advanced” experience correlate with the protection of HRs and freedoms?

Andrey Vladimirov

If we believe the state institutions responsible for protecting human rights and freedoms, things in this area have been generally good in our country so far. But now, apparently, it will be quite good. After all, if before our state fought for our rights and freedoms alone, now a powerful ally has come to the rescue: the Prosecutor General of Russia and the Organizat-ion of the General Inspectorate of the Islamic Republic of Iran signed a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation.
The full text of the document, unfortunately, is not given, but “one of the priority issues, first of all, is the protection of human rights and freedoms,” assures the official website of the Russian supervisory agency. The memorandum was signed during the recent visit of Russian Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov to Tehran.
Judging by the information on the website of the RF GP, the trip was extremely fruitful. Igor Viktorovich met with his Iranian counterpart, Prosecutor General of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, with the head of the Iranian judiciary Gholyam Hossein Mohseni Ezhei, with the head of the Organization of the General Inspection of the Islamic Republic Zabiholla Khodayan…
In addition to the above-mentioned memorandum, a program of cooperation between the Prosecutor General’s Offices of the two countries for 2023-2025 and an interdepartmental agreement on the creation of a working group to combat crimes were also signed. At all his Iranian meetings, Igor Krasnov emphasized the similarity of “threats and challenges faced by Russia and Iran” and, accordingly, their law enforcement systems.
“Particularly topical issues that require the exchange of experience within the framework of mutual cooperation, the Prosecutor General of Russia called countering attempts from outside to destabilize the domestic situation and create ground for mass unrest,” the official statement says. opinion, effective legislation and certain tactics that allow effectively countering these and other similar phenomena, including information crime,” Igor Krasnov noted.
But apparently, our guardians of the law have something to succeed with their Iranian colleagues. Otherwise, Krasnov would not have insisted on the need for an exchange of experience.
Exchange is when not only we give them, but they give us. It is not specified which Iranian “tactics” aroused keen interest among Russian prosecutors. But since we are talking primarily about the fight against attempts to “destabilize the domestic situation”, in general, it is not difficult to guess.
The Iranian authorities have something to brag about here. Three months ago, mass protests swept the country, which seemed to have every chance of turning into a revolution and overthrowing the theocratic dictatorship. But the Mullah regime survived. How? The regime not only does not hide its methods, but, on the contrary, demonstrates it with deliberate frankness: the protesters are executed in public.
Nearly 30 rebels have already been sentenced to death by hanging. And this is far from the limit: the processes continue. There are also juveniles on the death list. The death sentence was passed, in particular, on Sonia Sharifi, who is not yet 17. According to media reports, the girl was accused of “enmity against God”, as well as “preparing Molotov cocktails” and “writing graffiti.” The noose also threatens 15-year-old Amir Hossein Rahimi: the charges are about the same.
The sentences against two suicide bombers have already been carried out. The first execution took place on December 8, the second – on the 13th, that is, on the day when the Russian Prosecutor General flew to Iran. Whether Igor Krasnov visited the place of execution is unknown. But why not actually visit? First, as already mentioned, executions in Iran are public, and in this case the element of entertainment is even more enhanced: the sentenced, 23-year-old Majidreza Rakhnavard, was hanged on a crane. See from afar.
Secondly, if such a booze, such an exchange of experience, has already begun, as they say, then it is necessary to exchange properly: to study the experience of friends in all its inseparable fullness. It should be noted, by the way, that the Iranians are leaders not only in terms of suppressing anti-government protests, but also in many other issues. For example, they are head and shoulders ahead of us in the fight against adulterers.
According to Article 88 of the Iranian Penal Code, “Adultery committed by an unmarried person is punishable by 100 lashes of scourging.”
And in the Russian Criminal Code there is no article punishing for this at all. Well, at least for now: who knows how far the process of sharing experiences will go.
Iran has gone far ahead in countering non-traditional sexual relations: “The act of sodomy… is subject to a normalized punishment of one hundred lashes… If in such a case the active participant in the act is a person who does not profess Islam, and the passive participant is a person professing Islam, the first is assigned a normalized punishment in the form of the death penalty…
Persons who commit an act of lesbianism are given a normalized punishment of one hundred lashes… An act of lesbianism committed for the fourth time is punishable by death.”
And here is what awaits those who encroach on someone else’s property: “The normalized punishment for theft is executed as follows: for the first theft, four fingers of the right hand of the punished are cut off, so that the thumb and palm remain intact; for the second theft, half of the foot of the left foot is cut off, so that a part of the place that is wetted during ritual washing remains intact.
Recall, by the way, that protests in Iran erupted after the death of 23-year-old Mahsa Amini: she was detained by a Sharia police patrol for “inappropriate wearing of the hijab” and died soon after. According to the authorities, Mahsa suffered a sudden heart attack. According to relatives and witnesses, the cause of death was the brutal beating of the girl by the police.
But the detention itself was in any case within the law: the appearance of a woman in a public place without a hijab or even in a hijab, but wearing it incorrectly, not in accordance with Islamic norms, is a criminal offense in Iran, which is punishable by imprisonment for up to two months and / or a large monetary fine.
In general, everything, as we see, is clear, precise, everything is laid out on the shelves. No understatements, gaps, legal gaps. Actually, the only question that arises in connection with this is: how does all this “advanced” experience correlate with the protection of human rights and freedoms?