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They frame to kill by Mammad Aidani

February 08, 2024 IN WIP
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They frame to kill

by Mammad Aidani

The young children of Iran have been killed in the bud of their youth. The young ones never experienced
freedom, justice, and the joy of growing up in their society.
Iranians’ prisons continue to be full of innocent young adults who seek justice, freedom and democracy.
Thousands have been arrested, including many protesters, as well as journalists, lawyers, social and
environmental activists, and others.
Among the imprisoned is Narges Mohammadi, the Nobel Peace winner for this year, and other fearless artists
such as Tomaj Salehi
The Iranian Islamic killing machine continues to take away freedom and justice-loving Iranian women and men.
The harassment, arrest, introduction, torture, and executions in Iran continue. The recent execution of
Mohammad Ghobadlou, who was handed a death sentence in 2022 for allegedly killing a police officer during
the nationwide “Women, Life, Freedom” protests against the Islamic Regime’s despotic leaders despite calls by
human rights groups to stop the execution after he was diagnosed with a mental health condition.
Mohammad Ghobadlou, 23, was hanged on the morning of 23 January 2024 in Qazlhesar prison without the
right to see his mother or father and the right to an appointment with a lawyer.
Qobadlou was arrested during the massive nationwide protests that broke out after the brutal death of Mahsa
Amini in the custody of morality police in Tehran for an accusation of Islamic regime head scarf violation.
Gobadlou was charged with murder after being accused of running over police officers, killing one and injuring
Before Qobadlou’s execution, his lawyer Amir Raisian said that his execution had “no legal permit” because the
Islamic Supreme Court had annulled his death sentence and the case had been referred to a new jurisdiction
for reconsideration due to a diagnosis from doctors that Qobadloo suffered from bipolar disorder.
Masoumeh Ahmadi, Qobadlou’s mother, stated in a video last year that her son had discontinued his
medication before the protests.
The human rights group insisted that the entire case against Mohammad Qobadlou was based on forced
confessions under torture, which is standard practice within the Islamic regime, after arresting the writers,
journalists, musicians and other activists who criticise or oppose it.

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