August 14, 2020

#Don’t_Execute: viral campaign to stop Iran protester hangings

Paris (AFP) – A campaign on a rare scale uniting activists and personalities inside Iran and out is pressing Tehran not to execute men detained over anti-government protests, but faces an uphill struggle.In the face of a furious outcry, symbolised by the viral hashtag #Don’tExecute (#EdamNakon in Persian), Iran’s judiciary last month halted the executions of three young men arrested over demonstrations in November 2019.Though some believe the social media movement influenced the judiciary’s reprieve for the three — all in their 20s — Iran nevertheless went ahead with the hanging this month o…


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