The Iranian regime sentenced the uncle of Mahsa Amini, the young woman murdered by the Moral Police, to five years in prison.

Mahsa Amini was murdered in 2022 after being detained by the Moral Police for not wearing the Islamic veil (Paul Zinken/dpa) (Paul Zinken/dpa/)

In case of Mahsa Amini continues to generate episodes of violence and persecution by the Iranian regime. This Sunday the NGO Hengaw, based in Oslo, reported that Safa Aaeiliuncle of the young Iranian woman who died at the age of 22 after being arrested for not wearing the Islamic veil, was arrested around the anniversary of the death of his niece and sentenced to more than five years in prison.

According to this human rights organization founded in 2016, Safa Aaeili, 30, He was brutally attacked during his detention by intelligence forces at his residence on September 5, 2023 during the commemoration of the anniversary of the young woman’s murder.

He was temporarily released on bail from Sanandaj Central Prison on October 17, 2023, after 42 days of detention.

Amini’s uncle was accused of participation in protests against internal security, spreading anti-government propaganda and insulting the Iranian theocratic regime.

He was finally sentenced by a revolutionary court in Saqqez to a total sentence of five years, 4 months and 17 days in prison.

In accordance with Article 7 of the 2020 Penal Code, one third of the most severe sentence has been suspended for three years subject to compliance with certain prohibitions, including not traveling for two years, monthly reporting to the intelligence office and completion of three educational, ethical and religious courses.

In addition, Safa Aaeili must document the biography of one of the Government’s repressive forces murdered during the “women, life, freedom” movement, the NGO states.

Mohamed Ghobadlou
Ghobadlou, 23, was sentenced to two death sentences for “corruption on earth” in late 2023, and executed in January 2024 (Twitter)

Weeks ago, at the end of January, the regime executed a prisoner sentenced to death for the alleged murder of a police officer during protests over Amini’s death. The victim was identified as Mohamed Ghobadlou who, according to the Mizan agency, belonging to the Iranian Judiciary, would have run over a group of police officers in September 2022, causing the death of one of them and injuring five others in Parand, a satellite city of Tehran.

Ghobadlou, 23, was sentenced to two death sentences for “corruption on earth” at the end of 2023, but the Supreme Court stayed the sentence and ordered a review of the case to study the prisoner’s mental health in February.

The state agency IRNA published this Tuesday a video with an alleged public confession by Ghobadlou, in which he claims that he ran over police officers.

However, Amnesty International (AI) stated that the young man suffered from “long-term mental disability” and denounced that He was convicted in “a farce of a trial, marked by confessions obtained through torture.”

The Nobel Peace Prize winner Narges Mohammadi condemned Ghobadlou’s execution in a message posted on social media.

The Iranian regime executed eight people for having participated in the protests over the murder of Mahsa Amini (REUTERS/Dilara Senkaya)
The Iranian regime executed eight people for having participated in the protests over the murder of Mahsa Amini (REUTERS/Dilara Senkaya) (DILARA SENKAYA/)

“The execution of Mohamed Ghobadlou is a deliberate act of murder and a crime”said Mohammadi, who is serving several prison sentences in Tehran’s Evin prison.

With the hanging of Ghobadlou, there are now eight people who have been executed for alleged crimes related to the protests sparked by the death of Amini, one of them in public.

Amini died in 2022 after being arrested by the so-called Morality Police for not wearing the mandatory Islamic veil, which triggered a broad protest movement in Iran for women’s rights, especially in the Kurdish-majority regions. which cost the lives of hundreds of people.

(With information from EFE)