Spectacle Of Justice: How Iran’s Executions Highlight Its Perverse Social System

Marjan Greenblatt

July 16, 2020, 2:19 p.m.

As we publish this post, we are witnessing the largest coordinated social media campaign to halt the execution of Iranian protesters: Amirhossein Moradi, Saeed Tamjidi, and Mohammad Rajabi. While this global campaign was in full force, generating over six billion impressions, other were executed quietly. Davoud Aamani, Abdolaziz Shah Bakhsh, and Abdollah Ghanbar Zehi were executed in Esfahan on drug-related charges. Mohammad Hadi Dadyan was executed in Yasouj. Ali Tavousi was executed in Ghazvin, Diako Rasoulzadeh, and Saber Sheikh Abdollah were executed in Urmiah.  
Chances are, tomorrow we will wake up to more executions in a justice system that is more about revenge and coercion than fairness and justice. In this blog, A Spectacle of Justice, we analyze how instead of resolving long-term social problems, the Iranian regime uses executions to instill fear and obedience in its population.  
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