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Canada and the United States condemn the executions in Iran

Canada and the United States strongly denounced Saturday the executions of two men, condemned to death within the framework of the demonstrations in Iran.

Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly on Saturday denounced the “senseless executions” in Iran and demanded that Tehran put an end to them. “Mohammad Mehdi Karami and Mohammad Hosseini, two more lives lost due to senseless executions by the Iranian regime,” the minister lamented in a tweet.

“The regime must put an end to such brutal and inhumane sentences,” she added, emphasizing that Canada is “on the side of Iranians who must be able to enjoy their human rights.”

“We condemn in the strongest terms the show trial and execution in Iran of Mohammad Mehdi Karami and Mohammad Hosseini,” tweeted US Foreign Minister Ned Price.

“These executions are a key element of the regime’s strategy to suppress the demonstrations”, which have shaken the country for months, he assured.

Iranian justice announced the hanging on Saturday of these two men guilty according to the authorities of having killed a paramilitary during the demonstrations triggered by the death in custody of the young Mahsa Amini.

Since the start of the protest movement, 14 people have been sentenced to death in connection with the protests, according to an AFP count based on official information. Among them, four were executed.



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