Three new death sentences in Iran spark international outrage
All over the world, like here in France, demonstrators denounced the repression carried out by the Iranian regime.
Iranian justice announced Monday three new death sentences, 48 hours after the execution of two demonstrators, sparking another strong wave of international outrage.
The three convicted protesters, along with the two men executed on Saturday, were arrested during the protests sparked in mid-September in Iran by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, detained for violating the Republic's strict dress code. Islamic.
The Iranian authorities describe these protests as riots and assure that they are encouraged by countries and organizations hostile to Iran. They also claim that hundreds of people – including members of the security forces – have been killed and say they have arrested thousands of protesters.
According to Mizan Online, the body of the judiciary, Saleh Mirhashemi, Majid Kazemi and Saïd Yaghoubi, accused of being involved in the deaths of three members of the security forces during demonstrations in the central province of Isfahan on November 16, 2022, were sentenced to death at first instance.
They were found guilty of moharebeh [war against God in Persian], the agency said.
On Saturday, Iran announced the execution of two men convicted of killing a paramilitary during the protests.
This double execution has sparked strong reprobation in the world.
Denouncing the brutal repression of courageous Iranian voices, the Canadian government announced on Monday a new round of sanctions against Iranian organizations and officials accused of being complicit of the diet.
Stealing the lives of peaceful protesters is heinous, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told Washington, condemning the Iranian government's brutal crackdown on its own people.
For his part, the head of British diplomacy, James Cleverly, announced that he had summoned the Iranian charge d'affaires on Monday to condemn in the strongest terms the heinous executions we have witnessed this weekend. end.
“The Iranian regime must end its campaign of brutal repression and start listening to the concerns of its people. »
— James Cleverly, head of British diplomacy
The Quai d'Orsay announced for its part that it would convene Monday the charge of x27;Iranian affairs in Paris to express its strongest condemnation of the executions and the current repression in Iran.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock announced on Monday that she had again summoned the Iranian ambassador to Berlin to protest against these executions, which will not remain without consequence.
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also summoned the Iranian ambassador to Oslo, saying it strongly condemns these acts.
A senior EU diplomat, Stefano Sannino, for his part called on the Iranian authorities to immediately stop imposing and carrying out death sentences against protesters, calling for the recent death sentences to be quashed without delay.
Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands also announced that they would summon Iranian ambassadors in response to the death by hanging of the two men, aged 22 and 39 , according to NGOs. A wave of indignant reactions also followed.
Pope Francis has called for the abolition of capital punishment in Iran and the rest of the world which only fuels the thirst for revenge.
News death sentences bring to 17 the number of people sentenced to death in connection with the protest in Iran, according to a count compiled by AFP from official announcements.
Among them, four were executed and two had their sentences upheld by the Supreme Court. The others await new trials or may appeal.
At least 109 protesters currently in custody face charges carrying the death penalty, the Oslo-based group Iran Human Rights (IHR) said on Monday.
In a tweet , the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called on Tehran to immediately halt all executions.
According to Amnesty International, Iran is the country that executes the most death row inmates outside of China.
Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei says responsible institutions treat treason seriously and in a manner just.
Detained in Tehran since the end of September, the daughter of former President Akbar Hashémi Rafsanjani, was sentenced to five years in prison for inciting residents to demonstrate in the country, his lawyer told AFP on Monday. 7 other anti-regime slogans.