“Death to the dictator!” In Tehran, in the neighborhood where Mohsen Shekari lived, anti-regime slogans resounded, a few hours after his death, on the evening of Thursday, December 8. Several groups of people marched to protest against the execution of this 23-year-old protester, the first to be sentenced to death, after a legal procedure denounced as a show trial by rights organizations humans.
Arrested during a protest
He had been arrested during a demonstration for blocking a street and injuring a paramilitary. During the night from Thursday to Friday, demonstrators took to the street where he had been arrested, shouting “They took our Mohsen and brought back his body”according to a video published by the online media 1500tasvir.
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Mohsen Shekari was buried 24 hours after his execution in the presence of some family members and security forces in the Behesht-e Zahra cemetery in Tehran, the same site reported. The announcement of his execution provoked multiple condemnations abroad as well as from the UN.