Who were the executioners of Majidreza Rahnavard in Mashhad?

Amnesty International heavily criticized officials for carrying out Rahnavard’s execution. In a statement, their Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Diana Eltahawy, condemned “the horrific public execution” for “[exposing] judiciary for what it is: a tool of repression sending individuals to the gallows to spread fear and exacting revenge on protesters daring to stand up to the status quo.” The statement further criticized officials for only granting Rahnavard one court hearing and quickly executing him fewer than two weeks later, calling the execution “arbitrary” and positing that the rushed proceedings bare the extent.

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December 13, 2022 | 1:20 am