Majid Kazemi was executed earlier in May.

Regime Mounts Pressure On Family Of Executed Protester

Monday, 05/29/2023

A cousin of one of three executed protesters in Isfahan says pressure is mounting on the family of one of three Iranians hanged in the regime's latest execution spree.

Mohammad Hashemi, who lives in Sydney and had been campaigning for Majid Kazemi's release, said in a tweet: “Kazemi's father's pension has been cut and his sister has also been fired from her workplace."

Hashemi claims that state agents arrested two brothers of Majid while they were severely injured, and they are still in custody.

According to Hashemi, the family was not allowed to hold a funeral for Majid, and they are still being monitored by Iranian authorities. It is a bid to further quash future protests, as the regime continues to face resistance since nationwide protests broke out in September following the death in custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini.

Majid Kazemi, Saeed Yaghoubi and Saleh Mirhashemi were convicted over the death of two IRGC’s Basij militia members and a police officer in protests of November last year, in what Persian media have dubbed the ‘Esfahan (Isfahan) House’ case.

The judiciary announced their execution in a statement on Twitter Friday morning, bringing to at least seven the number of protesters hanged since September.

The three were handed down the death sentence in a trial condemned as a travesty of justice by human rights campaigners, who say the prisoners were tortured into confessions, and there is no reliable evidence against them.

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