Iran sentences three more to death over Amini protests

A police bike burns throughout a protest over the loss of life of Mahsa Amini, a lady who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic’s “morality police”, in Tehran, Iran on September 19, 2022. Photograph: WANA (West Asia Information Company) by way of Reuters

Iran has sentenced to loss of life three folks accused of killing three members of the safety forces through the protests triggered by the loss of life of Mahsa Amini, the judiciary mentioned on Jnauary 8.

The Islamic republic has been rocked by civil unrest for the reason that September 16 loss of life of Kurdish Iranian Amini (22) following her arrest for allegedly violating Iran’s strict costume code for ladies.

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

4 of these convicted have been executed and two others are on loss of life row after their sentences have been upheld by the nation’s supreme courtroom.

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

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

All of the sentences may be appealed earlier than the supreme courtroom, it added.

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

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

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

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