The mullahs ruling Iran hanged a second protester linked to the ongoing nationwide uprising on Monday morning in the city of Mashhad. Majidreza Rahnavard was arrested during the recent protests and quickly sentenced to death on the mullah-fabricated charges of “Moharebeh”, or “waging war against God.”
State media are reporting that Rahnavard confessed to the charges, although regime authorities have a long history of forcing prisoners in to filming coerced confessions. Rahnavard was reportedly not provided access to a lawyer, tortured while in captivity, and appearing in court with injuries, according to various sources.
Iranian opposition coalition NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi condemned the horrific execution of Majidreza Rahnavard and called on the international community to take “effective and concrete measures against the religious fascism ruling Iran to stop executions, torture, and killings in Iran.”
Regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the mullahs’ apparatus are resorting to these executions in an effort to install fear in the Iranian society and silence the ongoing protests. The international community has an obligation to hold this murderous regime accountable and recognize the Iranian people’s right to self-defense.
Protests in Iran have to this day expanded to at least 280 cities. Over 700 people have been killed and more than 30,000 are arrested by the regime’s forces, according to sources of Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The names of 580 killed protesters have been published by the PMOI/MEK.
On Monday, students in Tehran held protest rallies at Allameh Tabataba’i University and National University. In Shiraz, students paid tribute to Majid Reza Rahnavard by holding a protest rally and chanting, “Majid Reza you’re asleep, but we’re all awake now!”
In Mashhad, people installed posters in Majid Reza’s hometown to honor his memory. Locals gathered at his grave, where authorities had secretly buried him the previous night, and chanted, “Majid Reza is a martyr for the nation.”
People in the cities of Mashhad and Tehran have been taking to the streets on Monday night to protest the execution of Majidreza Rahnavard. They’re seen chanting anti-regime slogans and vowing more protests and uprisings in response to the regime’s atrocities.
Freedom-loving Iranians and supporters of the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK have been rallying in 11 different cities across Europe condemning today’s execution of Majidreza Rahnavard and voicing solidarity with the ongoing protests and revolution throughout Iran. This includes the cities of Berlin, London, Aarhus, Stockholm, Geneva, Hanover, The Hague, Cologne, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, and Buchen.
Regime authorities had Mohsen Shekari hanged last Thursday on charges of participating in recent protests as part of the ongoing Iranian uprising. The Iranian people have responded by condemning Shekari’s execution and continuing their anti-regime demonstrations. State media in Iran and their social media affiliates continue to publish a stream of reports about more young protesters being sentenced to death as means to intimidate the general public.
Early Sunday morning, students of Allameh Tabataba’i University in Tehran were seen protesting the regime authorities’ refusal to allow suspended students back on campus.
Various reports indicate that the regime’s security forces are on high alert in different cities to prevent protests. In Isfahan, the regime has deployed a large number of security forces in streets to intimidate the public.
The protests in Iran began following the death of Mahsa Amini. Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, a 22-year-old woman from the city of Saqqez in Kurdistan Province, western Iran, who traveled to Tehran with her family, was arrested on Tuesday, September 13, at the entry of Haqqani Highway by the regime’s so-called “Guidance Patrol” and transferred to the “Moral Security” agency.
She was brutally beaten by the morality police and died of her wounds in a Tehran hospital on September 16. The event triggered protests that quickly spread across Iran and rekindled the people’s desire to overthrow the regime.