Majid Reza Rahnavard
#MajidRezaRahnavard, a 23-year-old #IranRevolution freedom fighter, was executed by the Islamic Republic of Iran on December 12, 2022, only four days after #MohsenShekari’s execution. MajidReza case is the first public execution during the #MahsaAmini uprising in Iran.
MajidReza’s sham trial consisted of just one session before a ‘Revolutionary Court’ in Mashhad, Khorasan-e Razavi province, on November 29. He was charged with “Muharebe,” which means “Waging War against God.”
The authorities accused him of fatally stabbing two Basij agents in Mashhad on November 17. Before his court session, state media broadcast videos of Majidreza Rahnavard giving forced “confessions.” His heavily bandaged left arm could be seen in a cast, raising serious concerns that he was subjected to severe torture. He had the Lion and Sun symbol tattooed on his left arm, which was the element of Iran’s national flag until 1979, before the Islamic Revolution.
MajidReza was not given access to any lawyer during his trial. His arrest, trial, and execution took only twenty-three days!
Activists and human rights organizations accused Iranian officials of using fabricated evidence and forcing political prisoners like Rahnavard to film staged confessions.
Iranian on social media called Rahnavard’s execution “a criminal act” intended to intimidate protesters. The authorities called Rahnavard’s family at 7 a.m. (local time) and told them to go to the Beheste Reza cemetery. ‘We executed your child and buried him,’ they said.”
Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said:
“The horrific public execution of Majidreza Rahnavard today exposes Iran’s judiciary for what it is: a tool of repression sending individuals to the gallows to spread fear and exacting revenge on protesters daring to stand up to the status quo. The arbitrary execution of Majidreza Rahnavard less than two weeks after his only court hearing lays bare the extent of the Iranian authorities’ assault on the right to life and their disregard for even maintaining a façade of meaningful judicial proceedings.
We urge the international community to take all necessary measures to pressure the Iranian authorities to stop executions and quash death sentences”.
How to Help:
You can tweet using the example in the “Tweet Me” section or click on the Twitter/ Facebook icons at the bottom of each page. You can also reach out to your senators, parliament members, and other representatives and request immediate action to put pressure on the Islamic Republic. Ask them to give political sponsorship to our revolution prisoners who are at risk of the death penalty at any moment. You can help us to stop this crime by raising the political cost of executions for the Islamic regime!
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To Whom It May Concern,
Since September 16th, after the murder of a 22-year-old woman, Mahsa Amini, by the so-called morality police, Iranians have been protesting for freedom, human rights, minority rights, and women’s right to self-expression.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has responded with a lethal reaction, killing hundreds of its citizens nationwide with military artillery and arresting thousands.
The ruthless suppression of Iranian demonstrators has reached entirely new heights.
Two detained protesters, Mohsen Shekari and Majid Reza Rahnavard, were put to death on December 8th and 12th, respectively, without going through a fair trial, having access to independent counsel, or having the option to ask for an appeal.
The IR regime is about to execute hundreds of people.
Members of the German parliament, such as Ye-One Rhie, Carlos Kasper, and Martin Diedenhofen, were the first to decide to be political sponsors of several arrested protestors who were given death sentences. Politicians’ backing is vital. When elected officials publicly defend a political prisoner, more attention is attracted to their fate. The media cover their activism, and the attention serves to safeguard innocent prisoners.
We need your help, and we urge you to act quickly to stop this massacre. Your actions can include, but are not limited to, the following:
– Announce your political sponsorship or advocate for the prisoners in imminent danger , .
– Publicly call on all nations to recall their ambassadors from Tehran and to remove all the regime’s diplomats.
– Declare all regime associates, including the IRGC, and the Supreme Leader Khamenei, as terrorist organizations and impose swift sanctions against them.
– Demand that UN specialists keep a close eye on the situation and urge the authorities to take extraordinary measures to halt executions.
I appreciate you taking the time to read this important, sensitive message and offer your support to save lives and the values Iranians are fighting for.