26 Anti-Hijab Protestors Face Death Sentence in Iran: Amnesty International

Human Rights watchdog Amnesty International alleged that courts in Iran have already passed death sentences against 11 protestors and 15 others are charged with similar crimes which may lead to their execution.

Through a letter published on Friday, Amnesty International requested Iran to stop executions of protesters in the country.

“The 26 individuals have all been denied fair trials, including the rights to adequate defense and access to lawyers of their choosing; to be presumed innocent; to remain silent; and to receive a fair, public hearing,” Amnesty International wrote to Iran’s head of the judiciary, Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei.

Till now at least two youths have been executed for their participation in the anti-hijab protests continuing in Iran for the past four months.

Anti-hijab protests erupted in Iran following the death of Jina Mahsa Amini, in moral police custody. She was arrested for not abiding by the country’s strict dress code. Since then hundreds of people have been killed and arrested during clashes between Iranian police and protestors.

On Thursday the UN General Assembly voted to condemn the dismal human rights situation, discrimination against women, and the violent response to peaceful protesters in Iran.

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