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Iranian rapper sentenced to d3ath for supporting anti-hijab protests

Toomaj Salehi, an Iranian rapper, has been condemned to d3ath for endorsing protests against the compulsory hijab.

The rapper has been detained for over eighteen months due to his support for the series of protests ignited by the tragic passing of Mahsa Amini, who lost her life shortly after being apprehended for wearing a non-traditional hijab in 2022.

His lawyer, Amir Raisian, disclosed that on Wednesday, Toomaj Salehi was sentenced to the capital punishment for the alleged offense of spreading corruption within the country by Branch 1 of Isfahan Revolutionary Court.

“Branch 1 of Isfahan Revolutionary Court… sentenced Toomaj Salehi to death on the charge of corruption on Earth” he said.

Salehi was taken into custody in October 2022 for vocally backing the protests against the mandatory hijab.

The accusations against Salehi by the Revolutionary Court included aiding in inciting rebellion, participating in unlawful gatherings, spreading anti-government propaganda, and encouraging riots.

Despite the Iranian Supreme Court’s examination of the case and its directive to the lower court to correct any errors in the judgment, the Revolutionary Court refused to comply with the Supreme Court’s decision.

Raisian confirmed that the rapper intends to challenge the sentence and lodge an appeal against the ruling

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