TEHRAN, Dec 31 — Iran’s Supreme Courtroom has approved a protester’s enchantment against his death sentence for allegedly harming community house for the duration of anti-govt demonstrations, and sent his circumstance back again for evaluate, the judiciary explained on Saturday.
Noor Mohammadzadeh, 25, was arrested on October 4, and sentenced to demise two months later on on the charge of “waging war towards God” for allegedly attempting to crack a highway guardrail in Tehran and location a rubbish bin on hearth.
He turned down the accusations, declaring he was forced to confess to his guilt and went on a starvation strike two months back.
Iran has presently executed two people included in unrest that erupted in September just after the dying in custody of Kurdish Iranian girl Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by morality law enforcement imposing the Islamic Republic’s rigid dress code for females.
Amnesty International has claimed Iranian authorities are in search of the loss of life penalty for at least 26 other individuals in what the campaign group has explained is a push to intimidate protesters.
Iranian authorities have blamed Iran’s international enemies and their agents for orchestrating the disturbances.
“The Supreme Court docket has approved the attraction of Sahand Noor Mohammadzadeh, a single of the accused in the the latest riots. His case has been despatched to the exact same branch of the Innovative Courtroom for review,” the judiciary’s Mizan information agency claimed on Twitter.
Final 7 days, the Supreme Court approved the demise sentence charm of rapper Saman Seydi Yasin but confirmed the exact sentence in opposition to protester Mohammad Qobadloo.
Previously this thirty day period it suspended the loss of life sentence of protester Mahan Sadrat, who had been billed with various alleged offences such as stabbing a security officer and placing fire to a bike.
Iran hanged two protesters previously this month: Mohsen Shekari, 23, who was accused of blocking a main highway in September and wounding a member of the paramilitary Basij force with a knife and Majid Reza Rahnavard, 23, who was accused of stabbing two Basij associates to demise.
Rahnavard was publicly hanged from a construction crane.
Rights group HRANA claimed that, as of Friday, 508 protesters had been killed, like 69 minors. It mentioned 66 customers of the stability forces had also been killed. As numerous as 19,199 protesters are thought to have been arrested, it stated.
Iranian officials have claimed that up to 300 people, together with associates of the safety forces, experienced dropped their lives in the unrest. — Reuters