Two more protestors have been hanged for allegedly killing a military officer during the nationwide protest in Iran.
Mohammad Mahdi Karami and Sayed Mohammad Hosseini were the two men found guilty of the death of a paramilitary officer. The convicts were hanged without even getting a chance to meet their family members and have their final words, according to sources.
Widespread protests against Iran’s Islamic regime broke out in September in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini, alleged of not wearing the hijab properly. The killing sparked nationwide protest throughout Iran, accompanied by serious condemnations from the international community.
According to the foreign-based Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), so far at least 516 protesters have been killed, including 70 children, and 19,262 others arrested, It has also reported the deaths of 68 security personnel.
Iran’s Islamic Regime has been struggling to control the continuous waves of protests. In response to the harsh reaction of the Islamic regime, Iranians outside Iran have also conducted demonstrations, calling for justice, freedom, women, and life.
Amnesty International described the trial as a “fast-tracked unfair group trial” and said Iranian authorities are seeking the death penalty for at least 26 others. Meanwhile, Majidreza Rahnavard was publically hanged in December from a crane for allegedly killing two members of the security forces with a knife and wounding four others. Public hanging and torching of protestors have been common in Iran and Afghanistan, the two neighboring countries run by Islamic regimes, one by Shia hardliners and the other by Sunni extremists.