We were astounded to hear about the execution of another protester, Majid Reza Rahnavard, hanged from a crane in public this morning. This crime clearly shows the complete desperation and helplessness of the mullahs' regime in facing the Iranian people's nationwide uprising, which has put the overthrow of the entire mullahs' regime in prospect more than ever before. The mullahs' regime has no compunction in using intimidation in its most medieval forms, as the only solution in attempting to prevent the continuation of the uprising.
Following the killing of Mohsen Shekari,23, Majidreza Rahnavard is the second protester to be executed by the clerical regime.
According to the regime's Judiciary news agency, Mizan, "Majid Reza Rahnavard was hanged in public in Mashhad (northeast Iran) this morning.
Majidreza Rahnavard was arrested on November 19, 2022, and only 23 days after his arrest, without due process, he was hanged. Majidreza was tortured, and a photograph of him with a broken arm and clear signs of torture on his face was published on social media.
All trials of detained protesters occur behind closed doors without due process, including the denial of the right of the accused to have a defence lawyer.
Amnesty International has said Iranian authorities are seeking the death penalty for at least 21 people in "sham trials designed to intimidate those participating in the popular uprising that has rocked Iran."
The British Committee for Iran Freedom calls for concrete actions to stop the continuing repression in Iran.
The time of verbal condemnation is over.
It is time for the UK Government to respond clearly to the regime by taking specific measures and imposing severe and effective sanctions against its leaders, including shutting down the regime's embassy and blacklisting the IRGC. Any dialogue and interaction with the regime must be contingent upon the release of all detained protesters and the revocation of all death sentences.
British Committee for Iran Freedom
12 December 2022