Two Iranian teenagers have been sentenced to death by hanging for taking part in the protests that have rocked the Islamic Republic for months, a human rights organization said Monday (2).
Two 23yearold men had already been executed for their involvement in the protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22yearold Kurdish girl who died in September after being arrested by vice squads for violating the strict clothing of the Kurdish woman Iran had been arrested code.
NGOs fear dozens more are at risk of being hanged as authorities use the death penalty as an intimidation tactic to try to quell protests.
Mehdi Mohammadifard, an 18yearold protester, has been sentenced to death and accused of setting fire to a traffic police station in the city of Nowshahr (west), Mazandaran province, the NGO Iran Human Rights (IHR) said. , based in Norway.
The death sentence was handed down by a revolutionary court in Sari, the provincial capital, which found the young man guilty of “corruption on earth” and “enmity against God”, the organization reported.
The double charge means he received two death sentences.
On the other hand, the justice news agency Mizan Online reported that in December the Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of another protester, Mohammad Ghobadlou, who was accused of “enmity against God”.
Boroghani reportedly “wounded a security guard with a knife to kill him” https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/, “sowed terror among citizens” and “set fire to the seat of government” have in the city of “Pakdasht”, southeast of Tehran. According to IHR, he is 19 years old.
The NGO reported last week that at least 100 protesters are at risk of execution after being sentenced to death or charged with crimes carrying the death penalty.
The first executions sparked an international outcry, and human rights groups are calling for pressure on Iran to prevent further executions.