Today: Monday, 6 February 2023 year

Iran executes two people accused of killing a member of the Basij forces.

Iran executes two people accused of killing a member of the Basij forces.

Two people accused of killing a law enforcement officer during the riots were executed in Iran, the press service of the country’s judiciary said.

“Mohammad Mehdi Karemi and Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini, the main participants in the crime that led to the unjust death of Seyyed Ruhollah Ajamiyan, were hanged this morning,” the Iranian authorities said.


In early December, it was reported that a court in Iran issued a preliminary sentence to 16 defendants in the case of the murder of an employee of the Basij (military people’s branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, IRGC), five of whom were sentenced to death. Adzhamiyan died on November 3 during the riots in northern Iran.


Since mid-September, mass riots have taken place in Iran due to the death of a young girl, Mahsa Amini, who was detained by the vice police because of the wrong wearing of a headscarf. This event received a wide public and world response. Residents of the country blamed law enforcement officers for the death of Mahsa. Iranian women began to massively publish videos on social networks in which they cut off their hair and burned the hijab.