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Iran sentences 3 tortured brothers to death, 81 years in prison

   Navid, Vahid, and Habib Afkari Sangari were detained for their participation in nationwide protests in August 2018
Navid, Vahid, and Habib Afkari Sangari were detained for their participation in nationwide protests in August 2018

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, August 29, 2020—The so-called judiciary in Iran under the mullahs’ regime has sentenced a protester in Shiraz, south-central Iran to two executions, prison, and lashing while two of his brothers are sentenced to overall 81 years of prison and lashing over protests back in 2018. Navid, Vahid, and Habib Afkari Sangari were arrested for participating in protests that spread throughout Iran in August 2018.

The three brothers were tried in the Shiraz Criminal Court and the Revolutionary Court, facing charges of insulting regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, encouraging locals to join anti-regime protests, organizing a group, and participating in protests, among other allegations, according to various reports.

Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), condemned these heinous measures as the regime’s desperate initiative to prevent future protests.

 

 

Faulty due process, use of torture 

Navid, a respected wrestler with no criminal record, and his two brothers had participated in the 2018 protests. As a result, “the judiciary deemed the participation of all three brothers as the organization of a group,” according to a source who talked to the Human Rights News Agency and asked not to be named for security reasons.

The source said authorities had charged the three brothers of major roles in protests that erupted in the cities of Kazerun and Shiraz in August 2018.

 

 

Regime resorts to political executions to prevent future protests

The Iranian regime executes political prisoners and protesters to intimidate would be protesters and prevent future protests.  

On August 5, the Iranian regime hanged a political prisoner in central Iran. Mostafa Salehi was detained during protests in Isfahan two years ago. 

Three other protesters in Tehran and five protesters in Isfahan have also been sentenced to death.