Iran on Friday executed three men convicted of killing security force members during protests triggered by Mahsa Amini’s death last year, the judiciary said, drawing condemnation from rights groups.
Majid Kazemi, Saleh Mirhashemi and Saeed Yaghoubi were found guilty of “moharebeh” — or waging “war against God” — for shooting dead three members of the security forces at a demonstration in the central city of Isfahan on Nov. 16, the judiciary’s Mizan Online news website said.
Amnesty International accused Iran of torturing the three men to illicit “confessions” before they were executed.
Friday’s hangings bring to seven the total number of Iranians executed in connection with the demonstrations.
Kazemi, Mirhashemi and Yaghoubi were arrested in November and sentenced to death in January.