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Tehran Begins Hanging Protesters + More Details

Iran's regime hanged the first known prisoner arrested during recent protests, an act activists describe as a futile attempt to fear people.

According to the regime’s Judiciary Mizan news agency, authorities hanged Mohsen Shekari, 23, this morning. “Mohsen Shekari, a ‘rioter’ who blocked Tehran’s Sattarkhan street and injured one of the security agents on September 25, was executed today morning,” Mizan wrote.

The execution comes as other detainees also face the possibility of the death penalty for their involvement in the protests, which began following Mahsa Amini’s heinous death in police custody in mid-September. Observers believe that this series of demonstrations is the most serious challenge to the regime since 1979.

Notably, the regime has yet to be able to quell protests after more than three months. Instead, the anti-regime activities have expanded and engulfed hundreds of cities across Iran.

“No longer call it protests; it has become a revolution,” protesters chant beside other slogans against supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Revolutionary Guards, showing their determination to overthrow the theocracy.

Activists say this is the regime’s last instrument for intimidating protesters. However, it fueled public anger and hatred against the entire regime. “How did you kill a young man for blocking a street while you deny trying those who killed hundreds of citizens in Zahedan?” a netizen posted referring to the regime’s mass killing of worshippers in Zahedan on September 30.

“We are hating [the regime officials] and what they represent,” another netizen wrote.

“We will turn the streets into hell for [regime forces] today,” another one posted. “This kid sacrificed his life for a better future for all of us.”

“The criminal regime banned Mohsen Shekari from tasting freedom,” another one wrote. “We neither forget nor forgive.”

“They hanged Mohsen without a fear and transparent trial,” another one posted. “We don’t let his death go in vain.”

Mohsen Shekari Is One of 40 Who Face Death Sentences

Notably, Mohsen Shekari is one of 40 detained citizens who had been tried for so-called Moharebeh (waging war against God) charges.

According to rights activists, Mohsen Shekari’s death sentence was issued by “judge” Amuzadeh within 18 days. People also identified Behruz Hassani Etemad as the Tehran prosecutor’s representative. They provided further details about Hassani Etemad.

From left, “judge Amuzadeh” and Tehran prosecutor’s representative Behruz Hassani-Etemad sentenced the late Mohsen Shekari to death for blocking a street in Tehran. Authorities hanged Mohsen Shekari, 23, on December 8, 2022.

According to the Iran Human Rights Society, other prisoners include:

Prisoners Charged with Moharebeh in Tehran Province, the capital:

1-Mohammed Qobadlou/accused of corruption on earth/sentenced to death

2- Sahand Noor Mohammadzadeh/accused of Moharebeh/sentenced to death

3-Mohammed Broghni/accused of Moharebeh /sentenced to death

4-Akbar Ghaffari/accused of Moharebeh

5- Parham Parvari/accused of Moharebeh

6-Mahan Sadrat Madani/accused of Moharebeh

7-Saman Seidi/accused of Moharebeh

8-Mohsen Rezazadeh Qaraqlou/accused in Moharebeh

9- Manuchehar Mehmannavaz/accused of Moharebeh

10-Milad Armon/accused of assault leading to murder (Ekbatan town)

11- Behrad Hesari/accused of assault leading to murder (Ekbatan town)

12- Mehdi Jahani/accused of assault leading to murder (Ekbatan town)

13- Nastuh Nikkhah/accused of assault leading to murder (Ekbatan town)

14-Mohammed Pasandian/accused of assault leading to murder (Ekbatan town)

15- Abolfazl Mehri Hossein Haji/accused of opposing the regime

16- Saeed Shirazi/accused of corruption on earth

Prisoners Charged with Moharebeh in Alborz Province, Karaj

17-Hamid Qareh Hasanlu/accused of corruption on earth

18- Farzaneh Qareh Hasanlu/accused of corruption on earth

19- Reza Arya / accused of corruption on earth

20-Mohammed Mehdi Karami / accused of corruption on earth

21-Ali Moazzami Gudarzi/ accused of corruption on earth

22-Behrad Alikenari/ accused of corruption on earth

23- Reza Shaker Zewardehi/ accused of corruption on earth

24-Javad Zargaran/ accused of corruption on earth

25-Mohammed Amin Akhlaghi/ accused of corruption on earth

26- Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini / accused of corruption on earth

27-Shayan Charani/ accused of corruption on earth

28- Mehdi Mohammadi/ accused of corruption on earth

29-Arin Farzam Nia/ accused of corruption on earth

30-Amir Mohammad Jafari/ accused of corruption on earth

31-Amin Mehdi Shokrolahi / accused of corruption on earth

Prisoners Charged with Moharebeh in Isfahan Province

32-Tomaj Salehi/ accused of corruption on earth

33- Saeed Yaqoubi/accused of Moharebeh

34-Saleh Mirhashmi/accused of Moharebeh

35-Amir Nasr-Azadani/accused of Moharebeh

Prisoners Charged with Moharebeh in Sistan & Baluchestan Province, Zahedan

36-Ali Rakhshani/accused of Moharebeh

37-Mohammed Rakhshani/accused of Moharebeh

Prisoners Charged with Moharebeh in Razavi Khorasan Province, Mashhad

38- Majidreza Rahnavard/ accused of Moharebeh

Prisoners Charged with Moharebeh in West Azarbaijan Province, Khoy

39- Tohid Darvishi / Sentenced to death

The Iranian opposition coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran severely condemned the criminal execution. “This crime shows the regime’s fear in the face of the uprising; youths will not leave it unanswered,” said the NCRI President-elect Mrs. Maryam Rajavi. “International call to adopt effective measures against the regime to stop executions, regime embassies must be closed, diplomats, Revolutionary Guards, and Intelligence Ministry agents expelled.”

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