NewsIran secretly executes young protestor, marks eighth since 2022 unrest

Iran secretly executes young protestor, marks eighth since 2022 unrest

Secret execution in Iran. That's how they treated a protest participant.
Secret execution in Iran. That's how they treated a protest participant.
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10:23 AM EST, November 27, 2023

Disturbing news has emerged from Iran. According to the BBC, Iran secretly executed 21-year-old protestor, Milad Zohrevand, on the morning of Thursday, November 23rd this year. Zohrevand was a participant in the previous year's "Woman, Life, Freedom" protests, a demonstration against the tyrannical rule of the ayatollah regime. This marks yet another execution related to these protests, with Zohrevand being the eighth person thus executed.

Zohrevand, 21, stood accused of murdering a Revolutionary Guard member, Ali Nazari. The incident was said to have occurred during the series of vocal anti-government protests in Iran last year, sparked by the tragic death of 22-year-old woman Mahsa Amini. Amini suffered a harsh beating because she was accused of not adequately covering her hair with a hijab.

BBC Persian has reported that the execution of Milad Zohrevand took place on the morning of Thursday, November 23, in a prison located in the city of Hamadan, western Iran. This report has been corroborated by the human rights organization, Hengaw. If confirmed by Iranian authorities, Zohrevand's execution will be the eighth following the protests of 2022.

"Zohrevand was not allowed legal representation throughout his arrest and trial," says the BBC report.

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Unanticipated Execution of Iranian Protestor: A Harsh Reality

Zohrevand's family was kept completely in the dark about the impending execution. They weren't given the chance to say their final goodbyes. In a chilling turn of events, they had previously been warned by Iranian authorities not to share any information regarding their imprisoned 21-year-old kin on social media.

A report by the UN Secretary General expresses alarm at the escalating number of executions in Iran, revealing that a minimum of 419 people were sentenced to death in the initial seven months of this year. There has been a 30% surge compared to the same time frame in 2022, according to the BBC.
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