Iran hit by new sanctions after the execution of a protester

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Iran hit by new sanctions after the execution of a protester

Protest on Thursday outside the Iranian embassy in Berlin, Germany against the execution of Iranian Mohsen Shekari

L' Iran was imposed new sanctions on Friday after carrying out the first execution the day before linked to the violently repressed protest movement for nearly three months, which has led to new calls for demonstrations.

Iran's Foreign Ministry said the Islamic Republic was showing utmost restraint in the face of the riots, in response to Western countries' outrage over the young man's hanging.

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Iran is facing protests sparked by the September 16 death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd who died after she was arrested by vice police for violating the Islamic Republic's strict dress code. /p>

Executed on Thursday, Mohsen Shekari, 23, was sentenced to death for blocking a street and injuring a paramilitary at the start of the protests, following a legal proceedings denounced as a show trial by human rights organisations.

The announcement of his execution prompted multiple convictions abroad , as well as on the UN side.

In the UK, Iran's charge d'affaires was summoned to the Foreign Office on Thursday after his execution, a grossly disproportionate move aimed at intimidating ordinary Iranians and stifling dissenting voices, according to a Foreign Office statement. Office.

London also said on Friday it had sanctioned 30 entities or personalities from 11 countries including Iran, including Iranian officials accused of meting out shocking sentences on anti-regime protesters.

Canada has sanctioned 22 senior Iranian judicial, prison and police officials, as well as senior aides to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.

The European Union is set to blacklist 20 Iranian individuals and entity to sanction human rights abuses committed in Iran during the crackdown on protests, sources said on Friday. in Brussels.

Amnesty International said it was horrified by the hanging of Mohsen Shekari, which highlights the inhumanity of Iran's justice system , where many other people may suffer the same fate.

Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, director of the Oslo-based NGO Iran Human Rights (IHR), for his part called for a strong international reaction to dissuade the Islamic Republic from carrying out further executions.

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Iran's Foreign Ministry said in a statement Thursday evening that Iran had shown utmost restraint in the face of the riots.

Mohsen Shekari was buried 24 hours after his execution in the presence of some family members and security forces in the Behesht-e Zahra cemetery in Tehran, reported the 1500tasvir website.

Overnight from Thursday to Friday, protesters took to the street where he was arrested, shouting: They took our Mohsen away and brought back his body, according to a video posted by this online media.

< p class="e-p">During another rally in the Chitgar district of Tehran, demonstrators notably chanted Death to the dictator, in reference to the supreme leader.

Hamed Esmaeilion, an Iranian-Canadian activist who has organized mass protests in Berlin, Paris and other cities, announced more rallies this weekend: Regardless of beliefs and ideologies , let's join these rallies to protest the horrifying execution of Mohsen Shekari, he tweeted.

Shekari's execution happened with such a rush that his family is still waiting to hear the outcome of his appeal, noted 1500tasvir, which released footage presented as the moment his family heard the news of the execution outside his home in Tehran. They show a woman repeatedly shouting Mohsen!.

According to the IHR, Iranian security forces have killed at least 458 protesters since the protests began. At least a dozen people are also at risk of hanging after being sentenced to death for their involvement in the protests, human rights NGOs said.

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