Iran: Two Protesters Hanged Following Failed Appeal

Four individuals are known to have been executed in aftermath of unrest

  • Two men, Mohammad Mahdi Karami and Seyed Mohammad Hosseini, were hanged in Iran for killing a member of the security forces amidst the nationwide anti-government protests.
  • The two individuals appealed against their sentences, asserting that they had been tortured into making false confessions.
  • Amnesty International denounced the “sham” trial, and UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly called the executions “abhorrent.”
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