Iran, which has already executed 4 individuals who took half in protests in latest months, sentenced three extra folks to dying on Monday on fees of “waging warfare on God.”
The three males – Saleh Mirhashemi, Majid Kazemi and Saeid Yaghoubi – have been accused of killing members of the Basij militia, a paramilitary group affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.
Two males have been hanged on Saturday, whereas two others have been executed in December.
Officials from the U.S. and different Western nations have accused Iran of convicting suspects in kangaroo courts and speeding to hold out their executions.
“These executions are a key part of the regime’s effort to suppress protests,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price tweeted Saturday. “We proceed to work with companions to pursue accountability for Iran’s brutal crackdown.”
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Protests broke out throughout Iran in September after the dying of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini whereas within the custody of Iran’s so-called morality police.
At least 519 protesters have been killed and almost 20,000 have been arrested up to now three months, in response to Human Rights Activists in Iran, a bunch that has monitored the protests.
Pope Francis condemned the executions on Monday, saying in his New Year’s handle that the dying penalty “solely fuels the thirst for vengeance.”
“The proper to life can be threatened in these locations the place the dying penalty continues to be imposed, as is the case in as of late in Iran, following the latest demonstrations demanding larger respect for the dignity of ladies,” Pope Francis mentioned on Monday.
Reuters contributed to this report.