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Iran Executes Man Convicted of Spying, After Halting Killing of Protesters Following Public Outcry

HeadlineJul 21, 2020

Iran executed a man Monday convicted of spying on the late Revolutionary Guards commander, General Qassem Soleimani, for the U.S. and Israel. Soleimani was killed in Baghdad in a targeted drone strike ordered by Trump in January. This comes just a day after Iran halted the execution of three men who were sentenced to death after taking part in anti-government protests last November. U.N. experts said they were tortured into confession and had “unfair trials.” A mass online campaign was launched in an effort to save the young men’s lives. Rights groups say at least 300 people were killed, and over 7,000 arrested, during the protests, which were triggered by a spike in gas prices.

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