Execution of three men found guilty of killing a police officer and Basij members in Isfahan
Three men who were found guilty of carrying out a deadly terrorist attack against security officers in the Iranian city of Isfahan in the middle of unrest supported by foreign governments last year were executed there.
Majid Kazemi, Saleh Mirhashemi, and Saeed Yaghoubi were put to death on Friday in the Iranian city of Isfahan, according to the Mizan news agency, which is connected to the judiciary.
They were found guilty of "moharebeh," or "war against God," for pulling a gun during a riot that claimed the lives of two Basij volunteers and a police officer in Khaneh Esfahan town, northwest of Isfahan city, on November 16, 2022.
After Iran's Supreme Court affirmed the verdicts, the executions took place.
Mizan cited the admissions of criminals testifying in court as evidence that they had communication with the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) and had carried out the attack as directed by the cult with headquarters in Albania.
In addition to dropping accusations against one person, the court sentenced several other case offenders to prison time.
With the killing of Mahsa Amini, an Iranian woman of 22 years old, riots with foreign backing erupted in Iran in the middle of September. She passed out at a police station in Tehran's capital city and was declared dead three days later. According to an official investigation by Iran's Legal Medical Agency, Amini's death was actually brought on by disease rather than as was initially claimed.
The United States and the United Kingdom are among the nations whose spy and propaganda networks, according to Iran's intelligence community, were used to incite violent demonstrations there.
Rioters went on the rampage, viciously attacking security personnel and severely damaging the city's infrastructure.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the leader of the Islamic Revolution, mitigated or commuted the sentences of a huge number of Iranian inmates who had been detained during the riots on February 5.
All were included in the Leader's amnesty besides terrorists and murderers.