Iran claims to have publicly executed a 23-year-old man, the second death tied to recent anti-government rallies.
Majidreza Rahnavard, 23, got hanged early Monday in Mashhad, according to the judiciary.
After a judge found him guilty of “enmity against God,” he got convicted of stabbing two paramilitary Basij Resistance Force members to death.
Rahnavard was executed only 23 days after being apprehended.
Common liberties associations have communicated worry that protestors are sentenced to death following hoax preliminaries without fair treatment.
He did not inform his mother of his execution until after he died.
The name of a cemetery and a plot number was subsequently supplied to his relatives. When they arrived, security guards started burying his body.
According to the opposition activist collective 1500tasvir, an official called the family at 07:00 local time, saying, “We have killed your kid and buried his body at Behesht-e Reza cemetery.”
According to the judiciary’s Mizan news agency, Rahnavard was hung “in the presence of several Mashhadi civilians,” and several pre-dawn images allegedly depicting the execution were posted.
In two photographs, a man could see dangling from a crane’s wire.
Dozens of members of the security services attended the execution.
Rahnavard was denied the right to choose his lawyer during his trial. The counsel assigned to him did not present a defense.
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Mizan prior expressed that he got blame for wounding two Basij individuals to death on a Mashhad interstate on November 17. Basij is a volunteer organization that the Iranian government regularly employs to quash the resistance.
Rahnavard’s sentencing, according to Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, director of Norway-based Iran Human Rights, was based on “coerced confessions, after a severely unfair process and a sham trial.”
“With this crime, the real implications for the Islamic Republic must handle,” he stated, adding that it was a “major gamble of mass execution of demonstrators to put that there.”
The death in jail of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman, seized by moral police on September 13 for reportedly wearing her hijab, or headscarf, “improperly,” spurring women-led protests against Iran’s religious establishment.
It has spread to 161 cities across all 31 provinces and considered one of the most severe threats to the Islamic Republic since the 1979 revolution.
Iran’s authorities have depicted the exhibitions as “riots” arranged by the nation’s adversaries. The vast majority of protesters, however, felt unarmed and peaceful.
Ahnavard show dazed and with his left arm in a cast in a film shown by state television following his detainment on November 19. In the video, he expressed that he didn’t deny going after the Basij individuals however didn’t remember the subtleties since he was not in a suitable outlook.
On Monday, state TV aired what it claimed was his subsequent “confession” before a Revolutionary Court.
According to activists, official Iranian television routinely broadcasts fake confessions by captives extracted through torture and other ill-treatment.
Later that day, the EU sanctioned Iran’s official television station and its director for airing forced confessions. It also sanctioned Iran’s army chief and Revolutionary Guards regional commanders for repressing protestors.
Iran has stated that it intends to sanction numerous German and British politicians who have condemned Tehran’s conduct.
Last Thursday, the first protester executed, prompting a widespread outcry. Mohsen Shekari, 23, found guilty of “enmity against God” after a machete attack on a Basij member in Tehran.
On Sunday night, there was an enemy of government fight in Mashhad, and individuals heard shouting “Saint of the country Majidreza Rahnavard” in a video purportedly taken shots at Rahnavard’s grave on Monday.
According to the Human Rights Activists News Agency, security forces have murdered at least 488 demonstrators and imprisoned 18,259 others (HRANA). It further stated that 62 security personnel were killed.