Hundreds of Iranian literary and cultural figures as well as activists have strongly condemned the execution of protesters calling it “murders organized by the regime.”
Nearly four hundred intellectuals and activists inside and outside Iran, in a statement warned about the suppression of protests saying the government is killing protesters in an organized manner.
The signatories have pointed out that nearly three months after the beginning of the “Woman, Freedom, Life Movement” and the execution of two protestors, the government is facing “lack of legitimacy” and it has resorted to intimidation and executions, “but it will soon see the collapse of its foundations.”
The Islamic Republic has so far executed Mohsen Shekari and Majidreza Rahnavard, both 23, and based on the latest report by the Oslo-based Iran Human Rights Organization, 39 other people are at risk of execution on charges of “war against God” and “corruption on earth.”
"The only real epitome of ‘fighting against God’ and depriving people of security and peace are the same rulers who send their mercenaries to the streets with guns to beat and kill and intimidate,” reads the statement.
“We, the signatories of this statement, have declared our opposition to executions and the systematic state murders, and together with the freedom-loving and egalitarian people of Iran, demand an end to this process as soon as possible,” adds the statement.
The names of famous figures including writers, sociologists, and university professors can be seen in the list, and the number of signatures continues to increase.