Iran Executes Three Men Linked to Amini Protests, Judiciary Confirms
Iranian authorities have executed three men who were convicted of involvement in violence against security forces during the protests that erupted following the death of Mahsa Amini in custody last year, according to the judiciary. The individuals, namely Majid Kazemi, Saleh Mirhashemi, and Saeed Yaghoubi, were found guilty of “moharebeh” (war against God) for brandishing a firearm during a demonstration in Isfahan. This act resulted in the deaths of three members of the security forces.
The protests, which the Iranian government characterized as foreign-instigated “riots,” saw widespread arrests and casualties, including both civilians and security personnel. The three men were arrested in November, convicted in January, and were also charged with belonging to illegal groups intending to disrupt national security and colluding to commit crimes against internal security. The judiciary cited evidence, documents, and the statements of the accused as proof of their involvement in the shootings that led to the martyrdom of the security forces.