Iran Executes 3 Men Linked To Anti-Government Protests

Iran Executes 3 Men Linked To Anti-Government Protests
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The Facts

  • Iran on Friday reportedly carried out the execution of three men over their alleged role in a shooting attack that killed three security personnel in Isfahan in November last year amid nationwide anti-government protests.

  • Majid Kazemi, Saleh Mirhashemi, and Saeed Yaqoubi — all of them in their 30s— were executed at dawn in Dastgerd prison in the central city of Isfahan, with security forces reportedly burying their bodies in and around the city.


The Spin

Pro-Iran narrative

Though enemies that have long sought to weaken Iran's stability and security have popped up to make bogus allegations, the Iranian legal system has fairly found these terrorists guilty of wrongdoing. They have been held accountable for planning and carrying out an attack against bystanders and police forces in Isfahan to disrupt national security in cooperation with the Albania-based MKO terrorists.

Anti-Iran narrative

This is just the latest execution carried out against anti-government demonstrators, as the Islamic Republic's killing machine has been at full throttle to create societal fear in the nation. The death penalty is the regime's ultimate tool of intimidation and oppression to maintain its iron grip on power, and the rest of the world must simply do more in order to stop Iran’s regime.

Establishment-critical narrative

While many Western states are quick to make false accusations about atrocities in Iran, it's they that — ironically — continue to violate human rights. From the UK banning environmental rallies to the French government responding to its people’s demonstrations with police violence, the West is blind to its own wrongdoings.

Nerd narrative

There's a 50% chance that Iran will cease to be an Islamic Republic by April 2037, according to the Metaculus prediction community.



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