The European Union said it was “appalled” after Iran on Saturday executed two men for the murder of a paramilitary force member during protests that erupted following the death of a young woman while detained.
“The EU is appalled by the executions of Mohammad Mehdi Karami and Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini who were arrested and sentenced to death in connection with the ongoing protests in Iran,” EU foreign affairs spokesman Josep Borrell said in a statement. An announcement.
“This is another sign that the Iranian authorities violently suppress civil protests,” he said.
“The European Union once again calls on the Iranian authorities to immediately put an end to this strongly condemned practice of imposition and execution of the death penalty on protesters.”
The statement came after Iran executed two more men to double the number of executions to four because of nationwide protests, which have escalated since mid-September to call for an end to the religious regime. Iranian officer.
Two men were executed in December, sparking global outrage and new Western sanctions against Iran.
Authorities arrested thousands of people during a wave of protests that began with the September death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini.
A Kurdish woman in Iran has been arrested by ethics police for allegedly violating the regime’s strict dress code for women.
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