Iran hangs two more prisoners for protests

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  • The hangings bring to four the number of executions since the start of the demonstrations following the death of Mahsa Amini

Iran hangs two more prisoners for protests

The authorities Iranians today announced the execution by hanging of two men found guilty of having killed a paramilitary during the demonstrations triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini, the young woman who failed to comply with the sentence. the strict dress code for women, which includes the obligatory nature of the veil. These hangings, AFP reports, bring to four the number of executions since the start of the protest movement in Iran in mid-September.

“Mohammad Mahdi Karami and Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini, the main perpetrators of the crime that led to the martyrdom of Ruhollah Ajamian, were hanged this morning,” the statement said. Mizan Online, the judiciary's information agency.

The two men were accused of killing this member of the Basij paramilitary militia, affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards, on 3 February. November in Karaj, a city west of Tehran.

The court of first instance sentenced them. to death on December 4. The verdict was upheld on January 3 by Iran's Supreme Court, the Iranian Supreme Court said. the agency said.

Since the demonstrations began, the court has sentenced 14 people linked to the protests to death, according to a count by the AFP agency based on information officers.

Of these, four have been executed, another two received confirmation of their sentence from the Supreme Court, six are awaiting a new trial and two can appeal the decision.

Because of the veil< /h3>

The Islamic Republic has been rocked by a protest movement following the death on September 16 of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman who had been detained for violating the code of law. I mean clothing, which includes the use of the veil.

Iranian officials denounce “riots”, they say stoked by foreign countries and opposition groups, and say hundreds of people have been killed in the clashes, including members of the security forces.< /p>

This Saturday's executions come despite an NGO campaign calling on Tehran to pardon Mohammad Mahdi Karami and Seyed Mohammad Hosseini, after Amnesty said. International will denounce an “unfair” and “expeditious” process.

In mid-December, Mohammad Mahdi's father, Mashallah Karami, released the message. a video on social networks in which he implored the authorities to annul the death sentence against his son. The parent described him as a karate champion, a member of the national team, who had won competitions in Iran. In addition, Mashallah Karami indicated to the Iranian press that the family lawyer had not been able to access his son's file. The lawyer, Mohammad Aghasi, wrote the letter. He tweeted that Karami was unable to reunite with his family before his execution.

About 14,000 people have been arrested in Iran, according to the UN, since The event included athletes, activists, film personalities and journalists in mid-September.

On Thursday, Mahdi Beikoghli, head of the political section of the daily 'Etemad' , was detained after interviewing relatives of death row inmates in connection with the demonstrations, according to the reformist newspaper.

On Wednesday, Navab Ebrahimi, a celebrity Iranian chef known for his Instagram videos about Persian cooking, was arrested in Tehran, human rights organizations reported.

The same day, the actress Taraneh Alidoosti was released on bail after three weeks in detention for having supported the demonstrations, revealed the her lawyer.