Protesters rally outside Iranian prison

STORY: The footage, shot at night time, showed dozens gathered outside Rajai Shahr prison and chanting slogans against the country's ruling clerics.

Rights activists on social media said two protesters, 22-year-old Mohammad Ghobadlou and 18-year-old Mohammad Boroughani, had been transferred to solitary confinement ahead of their execution in the Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj.

In one clip, Ghobadlou's mother said her son's case was an injustice and that he was innocent.

The protest came after Iran hanged two other men on Saturday (January 7), one of them a karate champion with several national titles, in its attempts to stamp out demonstrations, which have slowed considerably since it began carrying out executions within weeks of arrests.