Iran sentences 3 more Protesters to Death amid Global Outrage
Amid the global unrest over the civil unrest triggered by Mahsa Amini's death, the Iranian judiciary on Monday handed down three more death sentences, reported France24.
In the latest ruling, Saleh Mirhashemi, Majid Kazemi and Saeed Yaghoubi were sentenced to death for 'moharebeh' -- waging 'war against God' -- under Iran's Islamic sharia law, the judiciary's Mizan Online website reported. However, they can appeal the verdict. Two others were handed prison terms for the incident that led to the deaths of the three members of the security forces in the central province of Isfahan on November 16, Mizan said.
The latest sentences -- for three men who were convicted of the killings of three members of the security forces -- bring to 17 the official total of detainees condemned to death in connection with nearly four months of protests, reported France24.
Four executions have been carried out, while six of those convicted have been granted retrials.
Oslo-based group, Iran Human Rights (IHR), said at least 109 protesters now in detention have been sentenced to death or face charges that can carry capital punishment, reported France24.
Iran has been rocked by a wave of protests since the September 16 death in custody of Kurdish Iranian Amini, 22, following her arrest for allegedly violating Iran's strict dress code for women.
In an updated death toll, the IHR said Monday that 481 protesters have been killed, including 64 minors, since the unrest began.
Iran has blamed the unrest on hostile foreign forces, and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, saying that authorities had been dealing 'seriously and justly' with those implicated in the 'riots', reported France24.
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