President Trump on Wednesday referred to as on Iran to halt the approaching executions of three males who had been detained final yr for taking part in anti-government protests.
“Three people had been sentenced to dying in Iran for taking part in protests. The execution is predicted momentarily,” the president posted on Twitter.
“Executing these three individuals sends a horrible sign to the world and shouldn’t be executed!,” he pleaded, linking to “#StopExecutionsInIran.”
The hashtag hyperlink recognized the three males as Saeid Tamjidi, Mohammad Rajabi and Amirhossein Maradi, who had been arrested in November 2019 and tortured to make confessions whereas they had been detained.
The State Division final month condemned Iran’s determination to condemn the lads to dying.
“These protesters had been reportedly crushed, denied legal professionals, and coerced into false confessions. Iran should respect human rights and cease these executions,” spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus wrote in a tweet.
Her put up got here a day after Iranian media reported that the Supreme Court docket of Iran upheld their dying sentences handed down by the Revolutionary Court docket.
Quite a few hashtags had been began — in English and Farsi — urging Iran to finish the execution of prisoners.
Amnesty Worldwide in a tweet despatched Tuesday urged Supreme Chief Ali Khamenei to intercede on their behalf.
“Their trial was unfair & they mentioned they had been subjected to torture by way of beatings, electrical shocks and being hung the other way up,” it mentioned within the message.