Dozens of Hollywood stars including Cate Blanchett, Jason Momoa, and Samuel L. Jackson, have called on Iran to stop executions of imprisoned protesters.
In this video, which was released on Friday, they said "We stand with the people of Iran in their fight for freedom. Thousands of protesters have been arrested. Some have already been executed. Many more are in danger, but the world is watching."
Just one day after the message by Hollywood stars, the clerical regime executed two more protesters Saturday morning, bringing the total to four in one month. Mohammad Mehdi Karami and Mohammad Hosseini were hanged amid international outcry against regime’s brutality. Mohsen Shekari and Majidreza Rahnavard had been hanged earlier.
This video messagewas produced in collaboration with Iranian-American screenwriter Nicole Najafi.
Najafi wrote on her Instagram that execution of protesters is the regime’s “last ditch effort to save themselves and terrorize their own people into submission. But Iranians will not back down.”
The Oslo-based Iran Human Rights Organization says at least 100 of the arrested protesters are at risk of receiving death penalty or being executed.
Since September 16 and following the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of Tehran's morality police, Iran has been the scene of widespread protests, which have been met with violent repression by the Islamic Republic's security forces.
The execution of four Iranian protesters took place following hasty trials and without observing due process, which has provoked public anger in Iran and has been condemned by many around the world.