The Iranian regime has halted the execution of three young men, Mohammad Rajabi, Saeed Tamjidi and Amirhossein Moradi, following a wide spread international pressure campaign.

A Farsi hashtag - meaning 'Don't Execute' - gained major momentum on social media platforms, apparently being tweeted 5 million times, calling for the regime to stop these executions.

The three men had participated in the November 2019 Iran protests and were arrested for their involvement. Following this international pressure campaign, the regime was forced to respond yet that response consisted only of a vague statement regarding the possibility of the death sentences being halted.

It expressed no actual commitment to justice, and seems tailor-made to deflect some portion of the criticism in hopes of making the issue fade from public awareness. The international community must not allow this to happen.

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