Devastating and Inhumane!
Iran hanged another protester days after carrying out its first execution over protests sparked by Mahsa Amini’s killing.
Majidreza Rahnavard was publicly hanged 23 days after his arrest. Activists called trials a “sham.” The news got confirmed by the Mizan news agency, which is run by Iran’s judiciary.
Rahnavard got executed in Mashhad in the early hours of the morning. He was convicted just as Mohsen Shekari was on the charge of “moharebeh,” a Farsi word that means “waging war against God.”
He was sentenced to death on accusations that he had stabbed and killed two members of the Iranian security forces and injured four others. The state media claimed that he confessed to killing the two Iranian security forces members.
The family of Majidreza Rahnavard received a call from an official at 7:00 am local time and told: “We have killed your son and buried his body in Behesht-e Reza cemetery,” Reuters reported.
Iran has long held what activists and other government officials say are sham trials to imprison or execute critics of the state. A charge levied against many protestors of the state in the last 43 years carries the death penalty.
Activist group Iranian Human Rights, which is monitoring the protests, says that at least 488 people have been killed since the Mahsa Amini protest started, with another 18,200 detained.
At least 18 others are at risk of execution, according to Amnesty.