In Iran, a protester executed for the assassination of security agents
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A second protester was executed on Monday in Iran, reports the judicial authority agency, while the country has been shaken for three months by demonstrations linked to the death of Mahsa Amini. The man had been sentenced to death for the murder of two security guards.
Iran announced on Monday (December 12th) that it had executed a second prisoner detained and sentenced as part of nationwide protests against the regime.
“Majidreza Rahnavard, who was sentenced to death on November 29 for the stabbing murder 12 days earlier of two security guards and wounding 4 other people” was publicly executed in Mashhad, Mizan reported online , the agency of the judicial authority of the country.
He had been arrested on November 17 while trying to flee the country, according to Mizan online.
Iran is facing protests sparked by the September 16 death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd who died after she was arrested by vice squad for violating the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code.
The first execution took place on Thursday. Mohsen Shekari, 23, had been sentenced to death for blocking a street and injuring a paramilitary at the start of the protests.
The announcement of his execution had provoked multiple condemnations abroad as well as from the UN.
At least 488 people have been killed since the protests began in mid-September, according to Human Rights Activists in Iran, a group that monitors the protests. Eighteen thousand two hundred other people were arrested by the authorities.
With AFP and Reuters