USA condemns execution of 3 November uprising detainees
The United States of America condemns the execution sentence of three 2019 November uprising detainees in Iran, which was confirmed by the Supreme Court.
According to “No to Prison – No to Execution”, Morgan Ortagus, spokesperson for the United States Department of State, tweeted that the United States condemns the death sentence for three November uprising detainees in Iran.
She tweeted on June 25, 2020:
“The U.S. strongly condemns Iran’s decision to sentence Amir-Hossein Moradi, Saeed Tamjidi and Mohammad Rajabi to death. These protesters were reportedly beaten, denied lawyers, and coerced into false confessions. Iran must respect human rights and stop these executions.”
The U.S. strongly condemns Iran's decision to sentence Amir-Hossein Moradi, Saeed Tamjidi and Mohammad Rajabi to death. These protesters were reportedly beaten, denied lawyers, and coerced into false confessions. Iran must respect human rights and stop these executions.
— Morgan Ortagus (@statedeptspox) June 25, 2020
Background of the nationwide Noverber uprising in 2019:
After the announcement of tripled gasoline prices in November 2019, protests began in different cities all across the country on morning of November 15, 2020.
To prevent the spread of news and brutal crackdown of the government, officials shutdown the Internet and disrupted all connection to the outside. The protests took place in more than 190 cities across the country.
Over 1500 were killed, thousands were injured and more than 10 thousand people were arrested during these nationwide protests.
The main slogans during the November protests were “Death to Khamenei” and “Down with the Velayat-e Faqih”, which showed that the people’s goal is the abolition of the system.
In three days more than 1,000 banks and 900 gas stations were set on fire.