Iran executes first Protester as Human Rights Abuses come under International Scrutiny

By Sahar Maranlou

Iran’s execution of protester Mohsen Shekari is the first after a huge wave of unrest swept around the country in the autumn of 2022. Shekari was found guilty by a Iranian Revolutionary Court of “moharebeh” (enmity against God), news sources reported. Human rights groups say Shekari and other protesters who have been arrested are not being given access to lawyers and have faced sham trials.

At least 28 people, including three children, could face execution in connection with nationwide protests. Six others have already been sentenced to death on charges related to the protests. And 15 more face imminent trials on similar charges to Shekari….