Iran’s regime confirmed another death sentence for a protester
The Iranian regime confirmed the death sentence of a man involved in the protests triggered in the country by the death in custody of a young woman, Mizan Online, the judiciary agency, announced Monday.
“The death sentence of Mohammad Boroghani It was confirmed on December 6 by the Supreme Court,” declared Mizan Online.
Boroghani was indicted for being “moharebeh” (“enemy of God” in Persian), a charge punishable by death, and his trial had started on 29 October.
According to Mizan Onlinehad “injured a security guard with a knife with the intent to kill him”, “sowed terror among the citizens” and “burned down the seat of the governorate in the city of Pakdasht”, southeast of Tehran.
The death sentence of a second defendant, Mohammad Ghobadlouwas confirmed on December 24.
These two defendants no longer have recourse and can be executed at any time.
The court announced that it had sentenced 11 people to death for their participation in the protests, although human rights organizations believe the number is higher.
On the other hand, the Iranian authorities detained on Saturday night several soccer players who were participating in a mixed party in eastern Tehranthe capital, announced a local media this Sunday.
“Footballers, as well as former players from one of Tehran’s top football clubs, were detained last night [sábado] at a mixed party in the city of Damavand”, indicated the agency tasnim without offering more details about the identity of the players or their club.
“Some of these players were not in a normal state after having consumed alcohol,” added the same source, close to the regime.
The consumption and sale of alcohol is prohibited in the country, according to the law.
Since the beginning of the protest movement, Several Iranian footballers have been detained by the authorities for having supported the demonstrations.
The emblematic case and symbol of repression is that of the footballer Amir Nasr-Azadani, sentenced to death for supporting protests for women’s rights in her country.
The former player of Rah-Ahan, Tractor and Gol-e Rayhan, 26, has been accused by the Iranian regime of a crime called ‘moharebeh’, that is, ‘enmity with God’, as reported IranWire; This entails execution by hanging, a penalty already suffered by the young Mohsen Shekari and the wrestler Majid Reza Rahnavard, hanged in public in the holy city of Mashad on the same charges as Amir Nasr-Azadani, all after an unfair trial.
In addition, the footballer’s family “has been repeatedly threatened by the security forces of the Islamic Republic” if they revealed that their family member was detained, something that has finally come out.
Only one of the Iranian internationals who attended the World Cup in Qatar has reacted to the executions and threats of execution, the goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand, who asked on Instagram for the sentences to be revoked.
The protests erupted after the death, on September 16, of Mahsa Aminia 22-year-old Kurdish girl who died after being detained by morality police for breaking the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code, which requires women to wear headscarves.
The international condemnation for the two executions was not long in coming. The latest execution took place under “particularly cruel” circumstances, denounced the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, quoted by his spokesman.
The United States considered that the application of death sentences shows that the regime of the Islamic Republic fears its people.
“These harsh sentences, and now the first public execution (for the protests) are designed to intimidate the people of Iran, are designed to suppress dissent and just show how much the Iranian leadership is afraid of its own people,” he told the press the spokesman for the State Department, ned price.
Iranian justice announced that it had sentenced 11 people to death for their role in the demonstrations. Some activists believe the number is twice as high.