Amid high tension in Iran that has been ongoing for months now over the death of Mahsa Amin for allegedly violating the Islamic country’s strict dress code for females, a rights group said Monday that more than 500 people have been executed so far in 2022.
Norway-based group Iran Humans Rights (IHR) told news agency AFP that at least 504 people have so far been executed in Iran this year and it was still working to confirm the additional cases of individuals said to have been hanged.
The development comes amid strong anti-regime protests in the country that erupted in September. Of the 504 people, four were mentioned by official media that said they were executed on Sunday on accusations of working with Israel’s intelligence service.
“These individuals were sentenced to death without due process or a fair trial behind the closed doors of the Revolutionary Court,” IHR director Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam said in a statement. “Their sentences lacked all legal validity,” AFP reported citing the statement.