Mahlagha Jaberi, an Iranian-American model, used her presence at the Cannes Film Festival to strongly condemn Iran’s executions.

The Iranian-American model, Mahlagha Jaberi, made a powerful statement against Iran’s executions at the Cannes Film Festival.

Wearing a dress designed by Jila Saber, she symbolized the hanging rope around her neck.


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Iran is known to have one of the highest execution rates globally, second only to China, as reported by human rights organizations like Amnesty International. However, public executions are relatively uncommon, with the majority of hangings conducted within prisons.

According to the Iran Human Rights (IHR) organization, 278 people have been executed in Iran this year alone. 

Miroslava Salazar with AFP