Iran is teaching everyone a valuable lesson: protest and die. Anyone who dares to protest the government will find themselves arrested and executed.
Four people have already been sentenced to death and it is expected that many more are to come as the protesting continues in the streets. People are tired of living under a tyrannical government. While some are rioting, many human rights activists are protesting peacefully.
The Revolutionary Courts in Tehran have spoken. Those being sentenced to death are guilty of “enmity against God.” Those are some serious charges — and not quite what they represent at all.
The Sharia-based legal system makes it possible to charge people with security-related offenses that are, then, publishable by death. And perhaps the worst part of it is that those being charged don’t have the ability to fight back.
Iran Human Rights, a Norway-based organization, weighed in. The director, Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, explained, “Protesters don’t have access to lawyers in the interrogation phase, they are subjected to physical and mental torture to give false confessions, and sentenced based on the confessions.”
Now, you’ll hear a lot of fake news on social media. There have been claims that thousands have already been executed. Thousands have been arrested and many are still waiting to face trial.
When everything is said and done, it could end up being over 10,000 protesters who are charged and sentenced to death, but we’re not there yet.
The question is, when will the US and other countries step in to put an end to the killing? Clearly, sanctions alone will not stop the madness that is happening in Iran.