Iran executes 1st protester sentenced to death as regime intensifies crackdown on dissidents

Posted on AllSides December 8th, 2022
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The Islamic Republic of Iran has carried out what is believed to be their first execution of an individual for taking part in the protests that have gripped the country in recent months.

The man, Mohsen Shekari, was arrested on Sept. 25 and sentenced to death for closing a street in Tehran and injuring a policeman with a knife. The guard required 13 stitches after the altercation, according to the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA).

Mashregh News Agency, which is linked to the state military bodies of Iran, published a confession video of Shekari,...

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