3 Extra Folks Face Loss of life Penalty In Iran Over Anti-Hijab Protests

3 More People Face Death Penalty In Iran Over Anti-Hijab Protests

All of the sentences could be appealed earlier than the supreme court docket. (File)


Iran has sentenced to demise three folks accused of killing three members of the safety forces throughout the protests triggered by the demise of Mahsa Amini, the judiciary stated Monday.

The Islamic republic has been rocked by civil unrest because the September 16 demise of Kurdish Iranian Amini, 22, following her arrest for allegedly violating Iran’s strict gown code for ladies.

The newest sentences, which may nonetheless be appealed, carry to 17 the entire variety of folks condemned to demise in reference to the greater than three months of protests.

4 of these convicted have been executed and two others are on demise row after their sentences had been upheld by the nation’s supreme court docket.

Saleh Mirhashemi, Majid Kazemi and Saeed Yaghoubi had been sentenced to demise on prices of “moharebeh” — or waging “warfare towards God” — the judiciary’s Mizan On-line information web site reported.

Two others had been handed jail phrases for the incident that led to the deaths of three safety drive members within the central province of Isfahan on November 16, Mizan stated.

All of the sentences could be appealed earlier than the supreme court docket, it added.

On Saturday, Iran executed Mohammad Mehdi Karami and Seyed Mohammad Hosseini for killing a paramilitary drive member in November in Karaj west of Tehran.

Two different males, Mohsen Shekari and Majidreza Rahnavard, had been put to demise in December after being convicted of separate assaults on safety forces.

The executions have sparked international outrage and new Western sanctions towards Tehran.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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