Iranians unite in Twitter campaign over planned execution of 3 protesters, leading to retrial

Iranians unite in Twitter campaign over planned execution of 3 protesters, leading to retrialIranians from a variety of political, economic and cultural backgrounds — lawyers, teachers, footballers, artists, students, activists — joined together in an unprecedented Twitter storm, sharing the hashtag #DoNotExecute to protest the judiciary upholding the death sentences of three men arrested after last year’s nationwide protests. Five days after the campaign, Iran’s Supreme Court agreed with the retrial request of the men’s attorneys, who had gotten access to their clients’ case after the hashtag went viral.


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