Iran authorities Thursday executed 23-year-old Mohsen Shekari for protesting the dying of Mahsa Amini, according to state-affiliated supply Tasnim Information Company. Shekari is the primary protestor to be executed since Iranians nationwide started protesting Amini’s dying in police custody. Amini was arrested on September 14 for carrying her hijab improperly, taken to the hospital in a coma after two hours and was reported useless by police two days later.
Tasmin Information Company reported that Shekari wielded a machete throughout a protest in Sattar Khan and injured a member of the Basij, an Iranian paramilitary pressure. Shekari was arrested on October 3, and the Tehran Islamic Revolution Courtroom subsequently discovered him responsible of moharebeh, or “waging battle in opposition to God,” and sentenced him to dying.
A gaggle of UN human rights specialists condemned the execution in a joint assertion and famous, “below worldwide regulation, the dying penalty can solely be imposed and enforced for offences that meet the brink of essentially the most critical crimes… and following a authorized course of that offers all attainable safeguards to make sure a good trial.”
In accordance with the UN, Iranian authorities have confirmed dying sentences in opposition to 12 different protesters charged with moharebeh and efsad-e fel-arz, or “corruption on earth.” Consultants expressed specific concern for musicians Saman Yasin and Toomaj Salehi. Yasin was sentenced to dying by the Revolution Courtroom on October 29, and Salehi was indicted however has not but been sentenced.
The protests have rocked Iran for practically three months and garnered sanctions from international governments. On November 29, Iranian authorities acknowledged the deaths of 300 individuals in the course of the protests. Nonetheless, nonprofit Iran Human Rights reports 448 deaths.