Iran high court docket accepts protester’s enchantment in opposition to dying sentenceDecember 31, 2022
Iran’s Supreme Courtroom has accepted a protester’s enchantment in opposition to his dying sentence for allegedly damaging public property, and despatched his case again for overview, the judiciary mentioned on Saturday, as a rights group mentioned extra clashes broke out within the west.
Noor Mohammadzadeh, 25, was arrested on Oct. 4 and sentenced to dying two months afterward a cost of “waging warfare in opposition to God” for allegedly attempting to interrupt a freeway guardrail in Tehran and setting fireplace to a bin throughout anti-government demonstrations.
He rejected the accusations, saying he was pressured to admit to his guilt and went on a starvation strike two weeks in the past.
Iran has already executed two individuals concerned in mass protests that erupted in September after the dying in custody of Kurdish Iranian girl Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by morality police imposing the strict gown code for ladies.
Amnesty Worldwide has mentioned Iranian authorities are in search of the dying penalty for at the very least 26 others in what the marketing campaign group has mentioned is a push to intimidate protesters.
Iranian authorities have blamed Iran’s overseas enemies and their brokers for orchestrating the unrest.
“The Supreme Courtroom has accepted the enchantment of Sahand Noor Mohammadzadeh, one of many accused within the latest riots. His case has been despatched to the identical department of the Revolutionary Courtroom for overview,” the judiciary’s Mizan information company mentioned on Twitter.
Rights group Hengaw mentioned there was extra violence on Saturday, with one particular person killed and eight wounded in clashes between safety forces and protesters in Javanrud in Iran’s western Kermanshah province.
Hengaw, which studies on Iran’s Kurdish areas, posted movies of what it mentioned have been confrontations between safety forces and protesters who had gathered at a cemetery 40 days after the killing of seven fellow Kurdish protesters.
Reuters couldn’t confirm the footage and there was no speedy point out of any protests there on state media.
One other rights group, HRANA, mentioned that, as of Friday, 508 protesters had been killed throughout unrest, together with 69 minors. It mentioned 66 members of the safety forces had additionally been killed.
As many as 19,199 protesters are believed to have been arrested, it mentioned.
Iranian officers have mentioned that as much as 300 individuals, together with members of the safety forces, have misplaced their lives.
Iran hanged two protesters earlier this month: Mohsen Shekari, 23, who was accused of blocking a fundamental highway in September and wounding a member of the paramilitary Basij power with a knife; and Majid Reza Rahnavard, 23, who was accused of stabbing two Basij members to dying.
Rahnavard was publicly hanged from a building crane.
Final week, the Supreme Courtroom accepted the dying sentence enchantment of rapper Saman Seydi Yasin however confirmed the identical sentence in opposition to protester Mohammad Qobadloo.
Earlier this month it suspended the dying sentence of protester Mahan Sadrat, who had been charged with varied alleged offences together with stabbing a safety officer and setting fireplace to a bike.