After what human rights organizations have criticized as egregious injustices, Iranian authorities have murdered two individuals who were found guilty of crimes related to the country's anti-government rallies that were broadly characterized as national security.
According to the court, Mohsen Shekari, 23, was hung last Thursday in Tehran, the country's capital. Majidreza Rahnavard, a second guy of the same age, was publicly killed in the holy city of Mashhad four days later.
Both were declared guilty of "moharebeh," loosely translated as "enmity against God," by Revolutionary Courts. The act of using a weapon to endanger people or property is known as "creating public insecurity" under Iranian law.
All individuals who have received death sentences so far have been denied the right to choose their counsel and have instead been forced to depend on state-appointed attorneys who did nothing to protect them. Their brief trials relied on "confessions" that, according to campaigners, security agents often coerce prisoners by torturing them, intimidating their relatives, or offering light punishments.
Given that the court has withheld the names of those who are about to be executed and that other authorities have put pressure on the relatives of those people to avoid speaking to the media, it is difficult to acquire a complete picture of who is in this situation.
But we only know about those whose cases were made public.
The 26-year-old amateur bodybuilder was found guilty of "enmity against God" and given the death penalty in November. He was accused of ripping down guardrails to obstruct traffic on a highway on September 23 during a protest in Tehran, which he disputed.
Sahand Noormohammadzadeh claims in an audio recording acquired by BBC Persian that the people who detained him, the people who interrogated him, and afterward his prosecutor all informed him he would be put to death.
He claims that his destiny was decided before his trial. "It's written on your forehead: execution, he declared as soon as I walked into the prosecutor's office. Suspend him!"
A knowledgeable source said that he was misled into signing an apologetic letter.
Noormohammadzadeh claims that he was subjected to multiple fictitious executions while incarcerated. He continues, "They contact me saying it's time for your execution. I feel under tremendous mental strain."
Saman Yasin (Saman Seyedi)
A Kurdish-Iranian rapper from Kermanshah in western Iran was found guilty of "enmity against God" and given the death penalty. He was detained in Tehran after being suspected of lighting a trash can on fire and firing three shots into the air, both of which he denied.
Saman Yasin was allegedly tortured while being held captive, according to the non-governmental organization Kurdistan Human Rights Network. It claimed that "he was badly assaulted, lowered from a height, and confined in a freezing spot for three days."
He had published multiple Instagram stories in favor of the anti-government protests before his detention.
He also criticized the establishment in his songs. He raps on poverty, injustice, and corruption as a dramatic recreation of an arrest, torture, and phony trial plays out in the song's music video, Haji. As he begins the song, he says: "I battled the morality watchdogs. They made my throat tighten. They forbade my delight and beast-like hanged me upside-down."
In a video that was aired last week, Saman Yasin's mother begged Iranians and the world community to intervene to free him before "the noose is around his neck."
One of 15 persons convicted guilty of "corruption on Earth" in connection with the murder of a member of the paramilitary Basij Resistance Force in the city of Karaj on November 3 was radiologist Hamid Ghare-Hasanlou, 53, and his wife, Farzaneh.
The pair saw the assault on the Basij member while they were traveling home from a protest in Karaj, which is close to Tehran.
They prevented protestors from hitting the guy, who died as a consequence of the incident, according to a friend, Dr. Hamid Hassani, who spoke with BBC Persian.
A pastor who had been hurt that day was also rescued by Hamid, according to Dr. Hassani.
The next morning, their 13-year-old daughter was frightened and instructed to remain silent about the arrest before the couple was taken into custody during a violent raid on their house.
According to X-ray photos received by BBC Persian, three of Dr. Ghare-ribs Hasanlou's were shattered and punctured lungs. According to a reliable source who spoke to Amnesty International, he was tortured and mistreated to coerce a "confession."
Dr. Ghare-Hasanlou received a death sentence, while Mrs. Ghare-Hasanlou received a 25-year prison term.
According to her brother, Mrs. Ghare-Hasanlou "confessed" under duress that her husband "may have kicked the Basij member once."
He said that she was badly assaulted, and sustained brain injuries and that her kid was also in danger of being killed by Iranian officials.
Marani Mahan Sedarat
The family of the 23-year-old had been anticipating his execution up until Wednesday when it was revealed to his attorney that the Supreme Court had stayed the 23-year-death-old's sentence pending further review.
According to reports, the Supreme Court "halted" Mahan Sedarat Marani's death sentence. On November 3, state media stated that Mahan Marani was brought before a Revolutionary Court in Tehran on the allegation of "enmity against God." On October 12, he was accused of carrying a knife at a protest in the capital, stabbing and injuring another guy, and setting a motorcycle on fire to destroy private property.
State media said that while he denied using a weapon or stabbing anybody, he revealed in court that he lit the motorcycle on fire. The accuser, a private litigant, dropped his complaint, but prosecutors persisted in their pursuit of the accusation of "enmity against God," and a conviction was reached.
"Cut the tension, my love. I'll be out in a few weeks, so please be patient "According to a recent audio message uploaded to social media by Mahan Marani, his fiancée heard him say this.