On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024, Mohammad Ghobadlou, one of the detainees of the nationwide “Women Life Freedom” protests in Iran, was executed. Ghobadlou’s lawyer wrote about this: Despite Mr.
Ghobadlou’s death sentence reversal by country Supreme Court, he has received a notification setting the execution date for his client for Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024. Ghobadlou’s lawyer considered this action to be a denial of his client’s legal rights and that is equivalent to legal murder.
According to the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, Mohammad Ghobadlou, one of the detainees of the nationwide “Women Life Freedom” protests in Iran, was executed at dawn in Ghezel Hesar Prison in Alborz province on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024. He was accused of intentionally running over a group of police officers and murdering Farid Karampour.
According to the lawyer’s statement, Ghobadlou’s death sentence was reversed in the Supreme Court, but finally he was executed in Ghezel Hesar Prison on Tuesday morning.
This action provoked reactions in social media and some users called Ghobadlou’s execution “extrajudicial killing” and “crime”.
Ghobadlou was arrested during the Jina protests in Tehran. He was accused in the court of intentionally running over a group of police officers and murdering Farid Karampour. Ghobadlou denied these accusations and said that during the protests, he fled the place with his car due to the fear of being shot by the police officers.
The execution of Ghobadlou was widely criticized by human rights organizations and human rights activists.
Mohammad Ghobadlou is the ninth protester of “woman Life Freedom” movement to be executed. On the first 22 days of the year 2024, at least 49 people were executed in Iranian prisons.