Two Iranian youngsters face the dying penalty after being sentenced to be hanged over involvement in protests which have rocked the Islamic republic for months, a rights group stated Monday.
Two males aged 23 have already been executed over the protests sparked by the dying of Mahsa Amini however campaigners concern dozens extra threat being hanged as Iran makes use of capital punishment as an intimidation tactic in a bid to quell the protests.
Mehdi Mohammadifard, an 18-year-old protester, was sentenced to dying on expenses of setting alight a site visitors police kiosk within the western city of Nowshahr in Mazandaran province, the Oslo-based Iran Human Rights (IHR) group stated.
The dying sentence was issued by a Revolutionary Court docket within the provincial capital of Sari after convicting him of the capital expenses of “corruption on earth” and “enmity in opposition to God”, it added.
The double conviction signifies that he has been given two dying sentences.
IHR director Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam instructed AFP that primarily based on accessible data, Mohammadifard seemed to be the youngest particular person but sentenced to dying over the protests.
In the meantime, the judiciary’s Mizan On-line information web site stated that the dying sentence of one other protester, Mohammad Boroghani, had been upheld in December by the supreme courtroom on expenses of “enmity in opposition to God”.
Boroghani is accused of “wounding a safety personnel with a knife with the intent of killing him and sowing terror amongst residents” in addition to “setting ablaze the governor’s workplace in Pakdasht”, a metropolis positioned 43 kilometres (27 miles) southeast of the capital Tehran.
In line with IHR, he’s aged 19. Mizan On-line’s report got here after some experiences indicated the execution had been annulled.
“The Islamic republic, which has not been capable of management the protests after 109 days, wants intimidation and execution to proceed its survival,” stated Amiry-Moghaddam.
IHR stated final week that no less than 100 protesters are susceptible to execution after being sentenced to dying or being charged with capital crimes.
The primary hangings induced a world outcry and rights teams are calling for elevated strain on Iran to forestall extra executions.
Majidreza Rahnavard, 23, was hanged in public on December 12 on expenses of killing two members of the safety forces with a knife.
4 days earlier, Mohsen Shekari, additionally 23, was executed for wounding a member of the safety forces.
The judiciary says it has handed down a complete of 11 dying sentences in reference to the protests, which Iranian officers describe as “riots”.
The Supreme Court docket had in current weeks ordered retrials for 3 protesters, together with a Kurdish rapper, dealing with the dying penalty for his or her alleged involvement within the demonstrations.
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