Iranian News Wire shared the details of 28 Iranians sentenced to death for participation in anti-regime protests following the murder of 22-year-old Iranian woman Mahsa Amini from injuries sustained at the hands of regime thugs.
Amini was arrested for the “improper” wearing of a hijab. Since her murder, Iran has been engulfed in massive protests against the government.
Last week, Mohsen Shekari was the first person to be executed in connection with the anti-regime protests.
The execution of Iranian protester Mohsen Shekari on the morning of December 8, following three days of general strike, drew public attention to the country’s political prisoners who have been sentenced to death. Many have interpreted Shekari’s sudden execution as a threat staged by the judiciary.
Since the very beginning of the nationwide protests in the middle of September, it has been clear that the repressive clerical regime would apply inhumane practices inside the prisons as its security forces kill, inflict injuries and detain protesters in the streets.
According to information gathered by IranWire, a total of 28 protesters have been handed capital punishment after the eruption of the nationwide protest movement that followed the murder of Mahsa Amini in the custody of morality police.
In this report, we remember the names, the faces and conditions of those who were caught into the nets of a judicial system which, according to Navid Afkari — a protester who was executed a few years ago — is looking for necks for its ropes to impose silence to an inflamed society.
“Waging war against God”, “enmity against the Islamic rule” and “spreading corruption on earth” are the three main charges issued against the participants, or alleged participants, in this year’s widespread protests.
Some of them are accused of destroying property; others are blamed for attacking police officers during protests. Another group of suspects are the alleged accomplices in the cases related to the deaths of members of the paramilitary Basij force.
Judges in these cases refer to videos of protests published on social networks or obtained from the defendants’ mobile phones. Some suspects have denied the charges against them in front of court cameras, but the Islamic Republic has not granted them any rights. The defendants were deprived of a lawyer of their choice and were kept in solitary confinement; some of them claim they were subjected to both mental and physical torture.
It is necessary to remember that the principles of adherence to transparency and proper reporting of judicial processes are the responsibility of the judiciary and the media, which are in the hands of the oppressive regime.
At least 28 protesters have been handed the death penalty after the eruption of the nationwide protests across #Iran.
— IranWire (@IranWireEnglish) December 10, 2022
Included in the list of impending executions is Iranian soccer player Amir Nasr-Azadani, accused of “waging war against God.”
FIFPRO is shocked and sickened by reports that professional footballer Amir Nasr-Azadani faces execution in Iran after campaigning for women’s rights and basic freedom in his country.
We stand in solidarity with Amir and call for the immediate removal of his punishment. pic.twitter.com/vPuylCS2ph
— FIFPRO (@FIFPRO) December 12, 2022