Authority Iran he carried out his first executions over the protests that have rocked the regime since September. Dead execution this sparked international outrage and warnings from human rights groups that another hanging was imminent.
The news agency reports it AFP extensionOn Friday (9/12/2022), Mohsen Shekari (23) was found guilty and sentenced Death penalty for blocking a road and injuring a paramilitary during the initial phase of the protest. According to rights groups, at least a dozen other people are currently at risk of execution after being sentenced to hang in connection with the protests.
Demonstrations have swept Iran for nearly three months since Iranian Kurdish women, Mahsa Amini (22) died in custody after being arrested by the morality police for allegedly violating the hijab rule.
The protests, which Iranian authorities describe as “riots”, pose the biggest challenge facing the Islamic republic since its establishment following the overthrow of the Shah in 1979.
“Mohsen Shekari, a rioter who blocked Sattar Khan Road in Tehran on September 25 and wounded one of the security guards with a machete, was executed this morning,” the court website, Mizan Online, said.
“His execution exposed the inhumanity of Iran’s so-called judicial system, where many others face the same fate,” Amnesty said.
Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, director of the Iran Human Rights (IHR) group based in Oslo, Norway, urged a strong international reaction otherwise “we will face mass executions of protesters”.
“Mohsen Shekari was executed after a hasty and unfair trial without a lawyer,” he said.
Western governments also expressed outrage at the executions.