The Iranians demonstrated again after the execution of three prisoners convicted of participating in the revolts against the regime

Iran lived last night new protests in various cities across the country in response to the execution of three protesters for crimes allegedly committed during the revolt unleashed by the death of Mahsa Aminiafter several months of calm in the streets of the Persian nation.

Protests occurred in cities like Karaj, Tehran or Isfahan and in them mainly young Iranians participated in small groups, who sang slogans against the authorities, according to videos posted on social networks by groups of activists.

“Death to the Government of the executioners”shouted young people in Tehran, where small demonstrations took place in various parts of the city.

In the capital, shouts were also heard again from the windows of the buildings against the supreme leader of Iran, Ali Khameneiand the Islamic Republic.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during the Eid al-Fitr prayer marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Tehran, Iran, April 22, 2023. Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader/WANA ( West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS/File (WANA NEWS AGENCY/)

In cities like Karaj and Isfahan, protesters chanted “death to the dictator” and “death to Khamenei”according to videos from human rights groups.

In Karaj there were also protests in front of the prison of Ghezel Hesarwhere several prisoners sentenced to death for their participation in the protests unleashed by the death of Mahsa Amini in September are incarcerated.

The small protests last night are the first after several months of calm. The last significant demonstrations occurred in mid-March, during the Persian New Year celebrations.


The new signs of social discontent occurred after the execution yesterday by hanging three prisoners convicted for their alleged involvement in the deaths of three members of the security forces in November during protests over the death of Amini.

Saleh Mirhashmi, Majid Kazemi and Saeed Yaqoubi They were hanged at dawn after being sentenced to death in January in a trial in which forced confessions were used, denounced Amnesty International (AI).

In this photo released by the Mizan News Agency on January 9, 2023, Saleh Mirhashemi attends his trial at the city court in Isfahan, Iran (Mizan News Agency via AP)

With Mirhashmi’s hangings, Kazemi and Yaqoubi are already seven the people who have been executed for alleged crimes related to the protests sparked by the death of Amini.

The european unionyesterday condemned the latest executions in Iran and demanded that the regime “immediate” end of death penalty sentences.

“The EU urges the Iranian authorities not to apply the death penalty and to carry out future executions, as well as to adopt a coherent policy towards the abolition of the death penalty,” a spokesman for the High Representative for Foreign Affairs said in a statement. EU Foreign, Josep Borrell.

Several UN human rights experts also condemned the execution.

“The executions of these men today raise our concerns that the Iranian authorities continue to have little respect for international law. The death penalty has been applied after a trial that has not met international standards of justice and due process,” they said.

An Iranian policeman prepares a public execution in Tehran.  EFE/Abedin Taherkenareh/File
An Iranian policeman prepares a public execution in Tehran. EFE/Abedin Taherkenareh/File (ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH/)

Amini’s death in police custody after being arrested for not wearing the Islamic headscarf sparked the biggest protests against the Islamic Republic and the country’s theocratic system in decades.

The protests had disappeared after a strong state repression that has caused some 500 dead and thousands of arrests, in addition to executions.

Of all the forms of protest and disobedience, the only one that survived is the rejection of the veil by many women despite the authorities’ attempts to reinstate the use of this garment.

(With information from EFE)

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