Case No. 16/2016: Government of Iran, President Hassan Rouhani & Supreme Leader Ayatollah Hosseini Khamenei
JUDGEMENT AND ETHICAL CONCLUSION
Dear Prosecutor, Public Defender, Executive Secretaries and Jury Members of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee (IBEC) and Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights (BTHR), regarding the case against the Government of Iran, President Hassan Rouhani & Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei, through this document, on day July 1, 2016, it is put on record that the case 16-2016 of the Buddhist Tribunal has concluded in order to analyze the violation of Human Rights carried out by the government of Iran.
After analyzing presentation of the case and validation of the enormous amount of evidence, it has proceeded with voting of eight Jury members, confirming that all of them have sentenced the government of Iran as “Responsible” for serious crimes of ECOCIDE, GENOCIDE, ETHNIC CLEANSING, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, CRIMES AGAINST PEACE, DISCRIMINATION, VIOLATIONS OFRIGHTS OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN, SOCIAL OPPRESSION AND UNDEMOCRATIC SYSTEM, STATE SPONSORED TERRORISM AND FALSE ISLAM. Given that the actions of the government of Iran have produced enormous damage on the environment, they have massively destroyed political prisoners, have tried to wipe out autochthonous ethnic minorities, have persecuted spiritual communities, have discriminated against thousands of people for their sexual orientation, they have violated the physical and mental integrity of women and children, have perpetuated an oppressive government system that represses electing of the people, have supported and economically sustained terrorist attacks around the world, have silenced violently other Islamic voices dissident with the government; all this shows that Iran’s leaders violate all ethical precepts of Buddhist spirituality and even break the essence of Islamic Spirituality. By violating the human rights of everyone who does not fully agree with the government of Iran, it is a formal consideration of the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights that this government behaves identically to the guerrilla movement ISIS. Consequently, both the government of Iran and ISIS, not only violate human rights at a global level, but also betray Islamic law to which they allegedly claim to represent, thus demonstrating they are undoubtedly a False Islam based on discrimination, hatred and the violence. In this way, any country that is related to the government of Iran, as if it would with ISIS, even if only in a commercial level, it will be a silent accomplice of their atrocious violations of human rights which never have ceased since its establishment in the twentieth century. In fact, it is formal opinion of Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights that, in an attempt to save the capitalist system, the US government and the Vatican have established ties with oppressive countries that violate human rights, such as Iran and Cuba, so to have other potential sources of economic investment, at the cost of ignoring violations of fundamental freedoms of thousands of defenseless human beings. This perverse mechanism, which has been called Realpolitik, is a violation of Buddhist Ethics, the International Law and the Supreme Human Right to Peace.
Moreover, the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights recognizes that this case has a dark and emotional aspect that is unknown to the Buddhist people, since the Baha’i community is one of the victims of genocide and crimes against humanity by the Iranian government. Indeed, Baha’i Spirituality not only spreads a peaceful lifestyle but is also organized in spiritual communities (sanghas), in the same way as Buddhist Spirituality has historically been developed. Obviously, this is not a coincidence, given that the Baha’i community recognizes Siddhartha Gautama as a prophet within its spiritual lineage, whose culmination was the wise Baha’u’llah, to whom, in turn, this community has come to regard as the Buddha of the future. Therefore, any attack by the Iranian government against the spiritual communities (sanghas) of the Baha’i tradition must be considered as an attack towards the Buddhic People, which is the greatest and most powerful force of wisdom and compassion in the history of the world.
Indeed, following the ethical and humanitarian path created by Master Siddhartha Gautama, the task of the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights is to be the guardian of Dharma, ensuring that goodness and mercy prevail, so that the Iranian Government, President Hassan Rouhani & Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei have been denounced and sentenced on charges of ECOCIDE, GENOCIDE, ETHNIC CLEANSING, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, CRIMES AGAINST PEACE, DISCRIMINATION, VIOLATIONS OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN, SOCIAL OPPRESSION AND UNDEMOCRATIC SYSTEM, STATE SPONSORED TERRORISM AND FALSE ISLAM. This Ethical Judgment and Conclusion is an evidence that the government of Iran not only infringes upon Human Rights, Buddhist Ethics and Baha’i Wisdom, but it also constitutes the maximum attack and perversion against the Islamic Spirituality.
Sincerely, with a spirit of reconciliation (maitri),
Buddhist Master Maitreya
Spiritual Guide and President of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee (IBEC) & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights (BTHR)