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The Supreme Court overturned the rapper’s death sentence

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Toumaj Salehi has been imprisoned for over a year and a half for supporting the 2022 protest movement.

Iran’s Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence of popular rapper Toumaj Salehi, who was jailed for more than a year and a half for supporting the 2022 protest movement, his lawyer announced on Saturday.

“The (rapper’s) death sentence is overturned, and the case will be sent back to the same court, according to the Supreme Court’s appeals decision.”Amir Raisian pointed me to X.

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Toumaj Salehi supported the protest movement in his songs and on social networks after the death in custody on September 16, 2022 of young Iranian Kurddin Mahza Amini, who was arrested for violating the strict dress code for women. An Iranian judge had accused Salehi“Incitement to sedition, assembly, conspiracy, propaganda against the establishment and calling for riots”According to his lawyer.

Foreign artists supported him. 2022 Protests in Iran in October and November killed several hundred people, including members of the security forces, and thousands were arrested. NGOs said nine people were hanged in connection with the protests.

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