Rapper Toomaj Salehi sentenced to death in Iran for participating in 2022 protests


By John

The Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi he was sentenced to death for “corruption on earth” by a revolutionary tribunal. The artist's lawyer said it, Amir Raesian, at the Shargh newspaper. The 33-year-old musician had been arrested in the past for charges relating to the content of his songs while in 2022 he was jailed for having participated in the anti-government protests that broke out in various cities across the country after the death of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old who lost her life after being was placed in custody because she did not properly wear the headscarf, which is mandatory in public in Iran.