The European Union on Friday condemned “in the strongest possible terms” Iran’s execution of three men linked to protests that flared up after the death last year of Mahsa Amini, Trend reports citing Al Arabiya.
“The EU urges the Iranian authorities to refrain from applying the death penalty and carrying out future executions,” EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell’s office said a statement.
The three men Majid Kazemi, Saleh Mirhashemi and Saeed Yaghoubi were hanged after an Iranian court convicted them on charges of killing security force members at a demonstration in the city of Isfahan in November.
The EU statement emphasized that Iranian officials must observe “due process rights” of detained individuals and ensure they are not subjected to “any form of mistreatment.”
It also called on them to abide by “their obligations under international law,” including respecting “the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.”
Friday’s executions bring to seven the number of Iranians executed in connection with the demonstrations.