The Islamic Republic hanged a man in the open on Monday after he was found guilty of killing two security forces personnel, official television reported. This was the second protester executed in less than a week.
Three months ago, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian woman detained by morality police enforcing Islamic Republic’s mandatory dress code rules, passed away while in custody, sparking nationwide anger.
According to rights organizations, Shekari was tortured and made to confess. According to Molavi Abdolhamid’s website, Shekari’s death sentence breached sharia (Islamic law), a controversial Sunni Muslim cleric in the Shi’ite-ruled Islamic Republic.
State media released a video showing a guy they identified as Rahnavard attacking a man who slid into a parked motorcycle, stabbing someone else right away, and then escaping.
Rahnavard claimed in court that he developed a hatred for the Basij forces after witnessing their abuse and murder of protesters in videos shared on social media, according to a video that was aired on state television. According to activists, he was tortured into making a confession.