Iran carries out second execution linked to anti-government protests

Iran carries out second execution linked to anti-government protests

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Iran’s execution on Thursday of Mohsen Shekhri, convicted of stabbing a security guard and blocking a road in Tehran, has been widely condemned by the United States and its allies.

Rights groups have said that Shekhri was tortured and coerced into confessing.

Amnesty International has said that Iranian authorities are seeking the death penalty for at least 21 people in what it called a “sham trial designed to intimidate participants in the popular uprising that has shaken Iran”. .

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