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Iranians from all walks of life — teachers, doctors, designers, cooks, actors, directors, artists, homemakers, bloggers — have taken to social media with a message for the government: Stop the executions.
The online campaign, which took place on Tuesday and which analysts said was remarkable for its scope and the breadth of its support, was in response to the judiciary’s announcement earlier in the day that it had upheld the death sentences of three young men who joined antigovernment protests in November.
The article goes on to state the following:
Iran put 251 people to death last year, more than any country but China, according to Amnesty International. In recent weeks, many Iranians have been rattled by a series of executions based on murky charges, from drinking alcohol to political activism to allegedly spying for the C.I.A.
“I’m next, you’re next, we’re next,” one meme read. the message was “widely shared online,” the Times reports.
#Iranian social media erupted today calling for an end to executions & to stop execution of 3 young men for *protesting* in Nov@YoYo_Ma & @KayhanKalhor playing “Morghe Sahar,” a song for freedom & justice in #Iran, is the perfect soundtrack#اعدام_نکنیدpic.twitter.com/rEOaJVRJ7R
— Assal Rad (@AssalRad) July 14, 2020
Stop The Execution Of Protesters!!!
— vaheid (@vaheid9) July 14, 2020
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