Iran sentences 3 more protestors to death for “waging war against God”
by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – Ignoring Western condemnation of its actions, Iran’s judiciary has sentenced three more anti-government protesters to death on charges of “waging war on God,” Reuters reports. Iran’s Islamic extremist regime has already executed four people involved in nationwide protests triggered by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, a young woman who had been arrested for not wearing her hijab correctly in September last year.
Having hanged two other protesters, including a national karate champion, on Saturday, the Iranian regime has now sentenced Saleh Mirhashemi, Majid Kazemi, and Saeid Yaghoubi to death for allegedly killing members of the volunteer Basij militia during anti-government protests in the central city of Isfahan, Reuters reports. The Basij militia is affiliated with Iran’s infamous Revolutionary Guards and has been supporting the regime’s crackdown on protestors.
The regime claims that Kazemi and Yaghoubi can appeal against their convictions, Reuters said.
While the European Union, the US, and other Western states have condemned Tehran’s violent and deadly approach to dealing with the protests, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a statement Monday that citizens who “set fire to public places have committed treason with no doubt,” and treason is punishable by death under Islamic law.
Concerning the execution of protestors, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said of Tehran on Monday that “a regime that murders its own youth to intimidate its population has no future,” Reuters reports.
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