Iran court awards death sentence to protesters, appeal of 1 accepted


Hijab protests: Iranian court sentences protesters to death, 1 appeal accepted

Nationwide dissent erupted across Iran in mid-September after the death in captivity of Masha Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman who was arrested by moral police while complying with the Islamic republic’s mandatory dress code. Image courtesy AP

Tehran: Iran’s Supreme Court has accepted an appeal against the death sentence of one protester, but upheld the execution of another.

The court initially said it had accepted the two protesters’ appeals, but later the judiciary’s news channel, Mizan, said the public relations of Iran’s Supreme Court had changed the report.

According to the new report, Mohammad Kabadlu’s appeal has been rejected while Saman Syedi’s has been accepted.

Hijab protests engulf Iran

Nationwide dissent erupted across Iran in mid-September after the death in captivity of Masha Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman who was arrested by moral police while complying with the Islamic republic’s mandatory dress code.

Iran hanged two protesters earlier this month. One of them was Mohsin Shekari, 23, who was accused of blocking a main road and stabbing a paramilitary force. The second protester to be hanged was 23-year-old Majid Reza Rehnavard, accused of killing two members of the Basij paramilitary force. Both were publicly hanged from a gallows.

Amnesty International has reported that the Iranian authorities are demanding the death penalty for 26 people accused of participating in the uprising that has shaken Iran. Kwadal was accused of killing one policeman and injuring five others during the demonstration. Kurdistan’s Yasin, a rapper who writes songs about inequality, oppression and unemployment, was accused of killing security personnel and singing revolutionary songs.

The organization called Harana has killed 506 protesters until Friday, of which 69 were minors. According to the organization, 66 security personnel were also killed. It is estimated that around 18,516 protesters have been arrested. A top security agency said earlier this month that 200 people, including security personnel, had lost their lives in the clashes.

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