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Iran carries out first known execution over protests

DW, 09 Dec 2022
Iran has announced the first execution of a protester, who was convicted of injuring a member of the security forces. Twenty-three-year-old Mohsen Shekari was hanged in Tehran after what human rights groups condemned as a sham trial.

Iran has seen mass anti-regime protests since the death of a young Kurdish woman, the 22-year-old Jina Mahsa Amini, in the custody of "morality police," who had arrested her for allegedly not wearing the hijab, or Islamic head scarf, appropriately.

According to human rights organizations, about 18,000 protesters have been arrested so far. At least 11 of them have been convicted of "war against God."


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