According to Human Rights of Kurdistan of Iran; Thursday, 2019 July 4, Head of Society of Surgeons of Iran Dr. Iraj Fazel, in a letter to the head of the judiciary, expressed his concerns and the Iranian community of physicians and asked him to save the convicts from the implementation of Article 47 on the use of body organs.
Head of Society of Surgeons of Iran: He has strongly protested the use of organs of the executed convicts for transplanting and called it “disgraceful “.He said: «This is an ominous melody that has nothing for us except shame, because this is not customary anywhere in the world. »
Even China, the only country that it was legal to transplant the executed person’s organs for a few years ago, due to a lot of criticisms in 2015 announced that this will no longer be implemented.
Full text of Dr. Fazel’s Letter, it goes on…
Article 47 of the Code of Criminal Procedure on the use of body organs of the executed convicts in any form and with any background has been the cause of the concerns among medical society, especially surgeons and physicians which has been working for medical promoting of the country and meeting the needs of the people.
Using of the executed convicts organs has a very unpleasant, disgraceful, and highly criticized background and it will not only be of little help to those in need, but the respectfully honored phenomenon of Organ transplants, which has been created by the sacrifice and effort of the physicians of this country, will be severely threatened and questioned.
As one of the founders of organ transplantation in Iran after the revolution, I, as a strong protest, declare that I personally will never be willing to use this disgraceful method, and I am sure that many of my honorable and noble colleagues will share this feeling.
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Dr. Iraj Fazel
Head of Society of Surgeons of Iran
Chairman of the Medical Sciences Association of Iran