| 28 November 2023, Tuesday |

Iran hangs two men for blasphemy

The news website of the court, Mizan, reported on Monday that two people who had been given death sentences for blasphemy in Iran had been put to death.

According to Mizan, Yousef Mehrdad and Sadrollah Fazeli Zare were put to death for blasphemy, insulting Islam, the prophet, and various religious sanctuaries, among other offenses. According to Reuters, it was unclear when they were put to death.

The two were running dozens of online anti-religion platforms dedicated to the hatred of Islam, the promotion of atheism and insults to sanctities, Mizan reported.

UN experts have called on majority Shi’ite Muslim Iran to stop persecution and harassment of religious minorities pointing out an Iranian policy of targeting dissenting beliefs or religious practices, including Christian converts and atheists.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat