Iran: Two sentenced to death in connection with protests

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IranTwo people were hanged in connection with the protests

Iranian justice announced Saturday that two demonstrators accused of killing paramilitary forces during protests that have ignited protests in Iran since Mahza Amini’s detention were executed.

A demonstration in support of Iranian political prisoners outside the Iranian delegation to the UN in New York in December.

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Two men accused of killing a paramilitary soldier during protests over the custody killing of a young Kurdish woman in Iran were sentenced to death on Saturday, the Justice Department said.

A protest movement began in Iran following the September 16 death of Mahza Amini, a 22-year-old ethnic Kurd who died after being arrested by police for violating the Islamic Republic’s dress code. Common to women. “Mohammed Mahdi Karami and Seyed Mohammad Hosseini, the main perpetrators of the crime that led to the martyrdom of Rouhollah Ajamian, were hanged this morning,” Mizan Online reported, citing a member of the Basitji militia. Iran’s Ideological Army of the Revolution.

The first trial court sentenced the duo to death on December 4, the company said. On January 3, Iran’s Supreme Court upheld the death sentences of two men accused of killing Ajamian on November 3 in Karaj, west of Tehran.

According to an AFP tally based on official information, 14 people have been sentenced to death in connection with the protests since the protests began. Of them, four have been hanged, four have had their convictions upheld by the Supreme Court, six are awaiting a new trial, and two may appeal. Activists say a dozen others face death-penalty charges.

(AFP)

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