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Iran. The courts approved the death penalty for two youths for participating in the protests

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Iran’s Supreme Court and Revolutionary Court have approved the death sentences for two youths for participating in anti-government protests, the Iran Human Rights (IHR) NGO reported.

Non-governmental organization Iran Human Rights (IHR) announced on Monday that Supreme Court Iran and the Revolutionary Court approved the death sentences for two youths for taking part in anti-government protests following the death of young Kurdish Mahsa Amini.

18-year-old Mehdi Mohammadifard, accused of “waging a war against God”, is probably – according to IHR director Mahmoud Amira-Moghaddam – the youngest participant in the protests sentenced to death for taking part in the demonstrations.

The Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence for 19-year-old Mohammad Boroghani, who was convicted of “stabbing a security agent with the intent to kill him”, “spreading terror in society” and “setting fire to the seat of the Pakdasht city government” in the north of the country.

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Protests in Iran have been going on since SeptemberSalamPix/ABACA / Abaca Press / Forum

“The Islamic Republic, which has been unable to quell the protests for 109 days, must resort to intimidation and executions to ensure its survival,” said Amiry-Moghaddam.

Protests in Iran after the death of Mahsa Amini

AFP reports that on Monday, police in Iran began to check again if women in cars were wearing hijab. According to the Iranian Fars news agency, police officers were instructed that if they saw a woman in the car without her hair covered, they were to warn her that she “must respect social norms and be careful that such a situation does not happen again.”

Mass demonstrations began in mid-September after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, arrested by the morality police. After being detained for “inappropriate headgear”, the woman mysteriously fell into a coma and died in hospital. Women participating in protests after her death often showed up without a hijab.

Iran has already carried out two executions of anti-government protesters. The IHR stresses that all persons facing the death penalty are subjected to “physical and psychological torture in order to extract incriminating statements from them.”

Main photo source: SalamPix/ABACA / Abaca Press / Forum



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