Iran has executed two more men who were associated with the anti-government protests on Saturday Jan. 7.
Mohammad Mehdi Karami, a 22-year-old national karate champion, and Seyed Mohammad Hosseini, a 39-year-old volunteer children’s coach, were hanged after hasty trials in which they were found guilty of killing a member of a paramilitary group.
The UN Human Rights Office condemned the executions, which it said had followed “unfair trials based on forced confessions.”
Karami’s family and rights groups said the men had not been allowed to choose their own lawyers.
Iran has now executed four people in association with the protests, which broke out after Mahsa Amini’s death in September.
Two young men, Mohsen Shekari and Majidreza Rahnavard, were executed in December on charges of “moharebeh,” or “enmity against God”.
At least nine other protesters are facing the death penalty, with accusations ranging from burning a trash can to killing security forces.
More than 18,000 people have been arrested in the protests, according to rights groups, with many also with many also tried under “moharebeh” charges.