Stella Damasus and Viola Davis join the world in condemning Iranian government’s decision to impose death penalty on more than 14,000 protesters
• @stelladamasus Repost from @violadavis•Omg!!! This is a humanitarian crisis 💔・・・Iran is sentencing 15,000+ people to death – as a “hard lesson” for all rebelsHow this isn’t getting more coverage right now is beyond me, but that needs to change now!Please take the time to share this information ⚠️Tag 🏷 news outletsTag 🏷 politicians (even state & local)Help bring awareness to this story
✅Here’s some info as reported by @newsweek ⬇️After numerous calls for harsh punishments in recent days, the Iranian parliament on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of the death penalty for protesters.Iran has been experiencing unprecedented levels of protests and civil unrest since the death of Mahsa Amini on September 16.
The 22-year-old Kurdish woman was arrested by the country’s “morality police” for supposedly wearing an “improper” form of hijab during a visit to Tehran and allegedly beaten severely while in custody.
Iranian lawmakers have, in recent days, called for strict punishments for the protesters who have been arrested. On Monday, CNN reported that a letter signed by 227 members of the Iranian parliament urged that the protesters be given harsh punishment that
“would serve as a good lesson in the shortest possible time.”On Tuesday, parliament did just that, voting to impose the death penalty on all protesters in custody as a “hard lesson” for all rebels.
The majority in favor of the penalty was considerable, 227 out of the 290 total members.#iranprotests @thedailyshow @npr @thegrio @jimmyfallon @jimmykimmellive @nytgender @unitednations @alexokoroji @realtalkwithkike @huffpost