TEHRAN – The authorities of Will executed this Thursday, the 8th, the first sentenced to death for participating in the protests that have shaken the country since mid-September this year. Mohsen Shekari was executed early in the morning after being sentenced to death on 29 November.
According to Iranian authorities, the man allegedly “wounded a member of the Islamic security force with a knife, blocked a street and created terror in Tehran”, the Iranian news agency reported. Mizan🇧🇷 These crimes entailed the sentence called “war against God”, which is punishable by the death penalty, as was the case.
The agency, administered by the country’s judiciary, also indicated that the executed confessed, during the trial, to having received “payments” for assaulting police officers and that was why he stabbed the militiaman, who needed 13 stitches after the attack. Death penalty executions in Iran usually take place by hanging, local media reported.
Shekari is the first protester to be executed for his part in protests that have rocked Iran since the young woman’s death. Mahsa Amini, who was in the custody of the Moral Police after allegedly wearing the Islamic scarf inappropriately. The protests began with the death of the 22-year-old Kurdish girl, but have evolved and now the demands include the call for the end of the Islamic Republic, founded by the ayatollah. Ruholá Khomeini in 1979.
So far, 11 people have been sentenced to death for participating in the demonstrations. There are still an undetermined number of prison sentences handed down by the judicial authorities in Iran. Amnesty International reported that at least 28 of the 2,000 protesters were facing death sentences. In nearly three months of protests, more than 400 people have died and at least 15,000 have been arrested, according to the NGO. ‘Iran Human Rights’headquartered in Oslo🇧🇷
Recently, after months of protests in the country, Iran even announced the abolition of the morality police. A statement was released by the attorney general and carried in state media. However, activists and human rights observers denounced that this announcement would only be a disinformation strategy and that it does not lessen the repression of the theocratic regime against demonstrators and women in the country.
Reports from Tehran indicate that the moral patrol continues in the city’s streets, and state media question whether the announcement made by the country’s attorney general is valid before the Islamic government. 🇧🇷EFE and AP