Iran: Protester sentenced to death in unfair trial: Abbas Deris

Protester Abbas Deris is at risk of execution in relation to the November 2019 nationwide protests in Iran. On 4 July 2023, his lawyer publicly stated that the Supreme Court had upheld Abbas Deris’ conviction and death sentence for “enmity against God” (moharebeh). In late October 2022, a Revolutionary Court in Mahshahr sentenced Abbas Deris to death following a grossly unfair trial marred by “confessions” aired on state television weeks after arrest. Abbas Deris’ request for judicial review remains pending before the Supreme Court.

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