Iran executes first prisoner arrested in protests

Niraj Sharma
08 Dec 2022
Iran executes first prisoner arrested in protests

Iran protests (Representative image)

New Delhi: Iran said on Thursday it executed a prisoner over his conviction for a crime allegedly committed during the country's ongoing nationwide protests, the first such death penalty carried out by Tehran.

Iran's Mizan news agency reported the execution. It accused the man of blocking a street and attacking a security force member with a machete in Tehran.

Iran has been rocked by protests since the September 16 death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died after being detained by the country's morality police. (AP)

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