The Iranian regime has executed 23-year-old Majidreza Rahnavard by public hanging. He was accused of moharebeh, meaning ‘waging war against God’, and killing two members of the paramilitary Basij Resistance Force, a ruthless paramilitary force that has been attacking protestors.
Majidreza was tried behind closed doors, tortured, and did not have a right to his own lawyer. He is one of several people facing execution as the Iranian regime tries to crush a protest movement with terror.
Eleven more individuals have been sentenced to death: They are Sahand Nourmohammad-Zadeh; Mahan Sadrat (Sedarat) Madani; Manouchehr Mehman Navaz; Mohammad Boroughani; Mohammad Ghobadlou; Saman Seydi (Yasin); Hamid Ghare Hasanlou; Mohammad Mehdi Karami; Sayed Mohammad Hosseini; Hossein Mohammadi; and an unnamed individual in Alborz province.
There should be a global outcry against these executions and the attempt to drown the protests in blood.