The US condemned the recent executions and sentences of protesters in Iran

FILE – White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan speaks during a briefing at the presidential residence, in Washington, on Dec. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) (Susan Walsh/)

The United States National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, condemned this Monday at a press conference the recent executions and sentences of protesters detained during the numerous protests that have broken out in Iran after the death in custody of the young woman. Mahsa Amini.

“This is just one example of the brutality of a government in Iran that is crushing the dignity of its own people, their freedom to speak and, in this case, their lives. Stealing people’s lives to peacefully protest is abominable“, said.

Likewise, Sullivan indicated that Washington supports the Iranian people, as well as “their desire to express their own rights and dignity.” “We will continue to do so and we will continue to impose costs for it together with our allies and partners,” she added.

On the other hand, he pointed out that the United States is looking for a “variety of means” to interrupt the military cooperation between Tehran and Moscow in the framework of the war, especially for the sale of iranian drones which are used “to kill civilians in Ukraine”.

“From our point of view, (this) puts Iran in a place where it could be committing and contributing to widespread war crimes,” Sullivan explained at a press conference before the Iran-Russia transactions.

Mohammad-Mehdi Karami speaks in court before being hanged, along with Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini, for allegedly killing a member of the security forces.  (WANA/Reuters) REUTERS
Mohammad-Mehdi Karami speaks in court before being hanged, along with Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini, for allegedly killing a member of the security forces. (WANA/Reuters) REUTERS (WANA NEWS AGENCY/)

another sentenced to death

This Monday the regime of Iran sentenced others to death three peopleaccused of murdering three members of the security forces during protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Aminithe judiciary reported on Monday.

The Islamic republic has been rocked by civil unrest since the death, on 16 September, of 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish-born Amini after her arrest for allegedly violating Iran’s strict dress code for women.

The latest sentences, which can still be appealed, raise to 17 the total number of people sentenced to death in relation to the more than three months of protests.

Four of those convicted have been executed and others two are on death row after their sentences were confirmed by the Supreme Court of the country.

Saleh Mirhashemi, Majid Kazemi Y Saeed Yaghoubi were sentenced to death for “moharebeh”either “war against God” according to Iranian Islamic law, the news website reported Mizan Online.

In addition, all were found guilty of belonging to a “criminal group with the intent to disturb the security of the country”, a charge that carries a penalty of 10 years in prison.

Two others were sentenced to prison terms for the incident that led to the death of the three members of the security forces in the central province of Isfahan on November 16, according to Mizan.

One of them is the professional soccer player Amir Nasr-Azadani26 years old, sentenced to a total of 26 years in prison for three different charges, including collaborating in the “moharebeh”.

On Saturday, Iran executed Mohammad Mehdi Karami Y Seyed Mohammed Hosseini for killing a member of paramilitary forces in November, in Karaj, west of Tehran.

two other men, Mohsen Shekari Y Majesty Rahnavardwere sentenced to death in December for other attacks against the security forces.

The executions have caused the global outrage and new Western sanctions against Tehran.

According to the human rights group International AmnestyBased in London, Iran is the second country after China to use the death penalty, with at least 314 people executed in 2021.

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