Iran claims to issue first death sentence over protests
10:30, Monday, 14 November, 2022
Iran on November 13 issued its first death sentence over the protests that have shaken the country's clerical leadership, the judiciary said. The almost two months of protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody have prompted authorities to unleash a crackdown that has seen thousands detained. The accused was sentenced in a Tehran court to death for the crimes of "setting fire to a government building, disturbing public order, assembly and conspiracy to commit a crime against national security," as well as for being "an enemy of God and corruption on earth." No link to the AFP story is yet available; story published on Octopus.