In some cities of Iran, a protest was held against the execution of 3 people who were convicted of killing 3 security guards in Isfahan province during the Mahsa Emini demonstrations and sentenced to death for “waging war against the state (combat)”.
According to the images published on social media, groups that took to the streets in the evening hours in the capital Tehran’s Settar Han, Tehran Pars and Ekbatan districts, Mashhad and Isfahan provinces, as well as in Kerec city of Elborz province, protested by shouting anti-government slogans.
In the footage, it was seen that the groups that took the oath of revenge accused the country of being a state of execution.
The Iranian Judiciary announced that Salih Mirhashimi, Majid Kazimi and Said Yakubi, who were sentenced to death for allegedly being the perpetrators of the attack on the security forces in the Hane District of the city of Isfahan, were executed.
It was claimed that the executed prisoners were linked to the People’s Mujahideen Organization, which is considered a terrorist organization in the country.
The people in question were sentenced to death in the court where they were tried in January for the crime of “combat”, which is considered one of the most serious crimes in the Iranian Penal Code. The defendants applied to the Supreme Court to appeal the court’s decision. The Supreme Court upheld the convictions on 10 May.
Mahsa Emini protests in Iran
The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Emini on September 16, who was hospitalized after being taken into custody by the Irshad patrols known as the “morality police” in Tehran on September 13, 2022, sparked protests against the country’s government. It was announced that hundreds of people lost their lives during the demonstrations.
While more than 10 people have been sentenced to death in connection with the demonstrations that lasted for about 4 months in the country, a total of 7 people were executed with the latest executions. Some of the death sentences were overturned by the Supreme Court.
According to the Iranian Penal Code, those accused of crimes such as “making mischief on earth (ifsad fi’l supply)” and “waging war against the state (combat)” are tried with the death penalty and are usually given death sentences.