Mohsen Shekari is dead, the Iranian regime had him executed for his involvement in the protests. This fate could await at least 24 other demonstrators. You are on a publicized list of people who have also been accused of "waging war against God."
According to a report, at least 24 demonstrators in Iran face execution for their involvement in the system-critical protests. The Iranian daily "Etemad" published a list compiled by the judiciary on which 25 demonstrators were accused of "waging war against God". According to Islamic legal opinion, it carries the death penalty.
Rap musician Mohsen Schekari, who was also on the list, was executed on Thursday. He is said to have attacked a member of the paramilitary Basij militia with a gun, causing terror and blocking a road. The judiciary announced further executions. "Etemad", on the other hand, appealed in the report to the judiciary to reverse the death sentences and prevent further executions.
The execution of Mohsen Shekari was sharply condemned at home and abroad. However, the Iranian political leadership, including President Ebrahim Raisi, described the execution as a legitimate response to the riots in the country. The protesters themselves threatened the system with retaliation. The message "Wait for our revenge" circulated on social media. Over the weekend, Iranians abroad are planning several protest meetings.
In addition to the international sanctions in connection with the nuclear dispute, more have now been imposed on Tehran for human rights violations. Iran has been in an acute economic crisis for more than four years. The only remaining glimmer of hope was an agreement in the nuclear dispute with the West. According to observers, however, such an agreement is far from realistic after the violent suppression of the protests - and in particular the first execution of a protester.
The Iranian leadership blames Iran's "enemies" - including Germany - and their domestic "mercenaries" for the protests. The government claims that the majority of Iranians remain behind the Islamic system and will ultimately defeat the "enemies" and end the protests. On the streets, however, things are different. "Death to the dictator" and "We don't want an Islamic Republic (anymore)" have been slogans that have been heard every day for the past two and a half months.