By FactsWow Team
Posted on: 08 Dec, 2022
Iran's state media executed a man on Thursday for injuring a paramilitary officer in one of the first known executions linked to the protests that have gripped the nation since September, according to the report.
In both the Iranian judiciary-affiliated news agency Mizan Online and the semi-official news agency Tasmin, the protester has been identified as Mohsen Shekari.
A Basij paramilitary force member was stabbed at a protest in Tehran on September 23 by him, allegedly waging war against God.
On October 23, Shekari was sentenced to death and hanged on Thursday morning, according to Mizan Online. This was the first execution reported in the public media related to the protests.
International action is needed to respond to this execution, called Iran Human Rights, a non-profit organization.
According to the group's director Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, his execution must be met with the strongest terms and international reactions. Otherwise, we will see the execution of protesters daily fighting for their fundamental rights.
According to Amiry-Moghaddam, Shekari suffered no due process nor access to a lawyer of his choice during his execution by the Revolutionary Court in a 'show trial.'
A deadly crackdown has been unleashed against the country's Kurdish minority group since the demonstrations began. There have been reports of forced detentions and physical abuse.
The Iranian government has been accused of sexually abusing protesters in its detention centers, including boys since the protests began.
The Supreme Leader called the protesters 'rioters' and 'thugs' backed by foreign forces and praised the Basij, a wing of the Revolutionary Guard.
A U.N. report said Iran was in a 'full-blown human rights crisis,' and a probe into human rights violations in the country was needed.
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