Iran Executes First Known Prisoner Involved In Protests

Protests began in mid-September and began as outcry against Irani’s morality police

  • Iran confirmed Thursday that Mohsen Shekari was put to death for crimes allegedly committed during the country’s ongoing nationwide protests.
  • The execution of Shekari raises the concern that other prisoners will face the death penalty for their involvement in the protests, which have expanded into one of the most serious challenges to Iran’s theocracy since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
  • According to activists, at least a dozen people so far have received death sentences for being involved in the demonstrations.
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