As the Biden administration issued a statement “strongly condemning,” the European Union has been declared “horrified” after knowing the executions.
The Iranian protesters Mohamed Mehdi Karami and Mohamed Hoseinifound guilty of the death of a security guard during one of the multiple national protests against the death in custody of the young woman Mahsa Amini, were killed this Saturday by order of the Iranian regime’s justice. .
“The EU reiterates its firm and principled opposition to the use of capital punishment at all times and in all circumstances; a cruel and inhuman punishmentwhich does not act as a deterrent to crime and represents a unacceptable denial of human dignity and integrity“, the Mint.
“Besides, it’s a definitive punishment that makes possible judicial errors irreversible”, added Brussels, which has also denounced the executions as “another indication of the violent repression by the Iranian authorities”, as the European Union has made known through its foreign service.
Brussels once again calls on the authorities to put an end to this “deeply reprehensible practice” and asks them to suspend the possibility of the death sentence to which more than a hundred detainees risk, according to local NGOs.
Finally, the EU calls on Iran to strictly comply with its obligations enshrined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rightsof which Iran is a part.
“Fundamental rights, including the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, must be respected in all circumstances,” concludes Brussels.
“Mohammed Mahdi Karami Y Seyed Mohammad Hosseini, the main perpetrators of the crime that led to the martyrdom of Ruhollah AjamianThey were hanged in the morning,” he said. Mizan Onlinethe regime-appointed information agency of the judiciary.
It was not clear which court tried the two men. Their sentences were handed down by the Iranian Revolutionary Courts, where proceedings are conducted behind closed doors and that have been criticized by the international community
Ajamian was a 27-year-old member of the Basij paramilitary militiaaffiliated with the Guardians of the Revolutionwho died on November 3 in Karaj, a city west of Tehran.
The court of first instance sentenced the two men to death on December 4, said the aforementioned agency. The verdict was confirmed on January 3 by the Supreme Court of Iranhe added.
Since the beginning of these demonstrations, Iranian justice sentenced to death 14 people linked to these protestsaccording to a count of the AFP based on official information.
Of them, four have been executedanother four received a confirmation of the sentence by the Supreme Court, six await a new process and two can appeal the decision.
Activists in the country say that another ten people are facing accusations that could result in the death of capital punishment.
The protests over the death of Mahsa Amini have shaken the country like it has not been seen in decades and have already left more than 470 deadaccording to local NGOs.
These executions have caused strong international criticismespecially from Western countries, which have called on Iran to end the hangings.
The Iranian authorities, although they have acknowledged the occasional excess of the use of force on some occasions, have assured that these protests have been fueled by “rioters” and foreign powers.
(With information from Europa Press, EFE and AFP)
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