Iran sentences three extra protesters to demise for ‘waging battle on God’ regardless of world criticism
Iran, which has already executed 4 individuals who took part in protests in latest months, sentenced three extra folks to demise on Monday on costs of “waging battle on God.”
The three males – Saleh Mirhashemi, Majid Kazemi and Saeid Yaghoubi – had been accused of killing members of the Basij militia, a paramilitary group affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.
Two men were hanged on Saturday, whereas two others had been executed in December.
Officers from the U.S. and different Western nations have accused Iran of convicting suspects in kangaroo courts and speeding to hold out their executions.
“These executions are a key element of the regime’s effort to suppress protests,” State Division spokesperson Ned Worth tweeted Saturday. “We proceed to work with companions to pursue accountability for Iran’s brutal crackdown.”
Protests broke out throughout Iran in September after the demise of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini whereas within the custody of Iran’s so-called morality police.
At the least 519 protesters have been killed and almost 20,000 have been arrested previously three months, based on Human Rights Activists in Iran, a gaggle that has monitored the protests.
Pope Francis condemned the executions on Monday, saying in his New Yr’s handle that the demise penalty “solely fuels the thirst for vengeance.”
“The precise to life can be threatened in these locations the place the demise penalty continues to be imposed, as is the case in nowadays in Iran, following the latest demonstrations demanding better respect for the dignity of ladies,” Pope Francis stated on Monday.
Reuters contributed to this report.
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