In Iran, over 300 people have been indicted on criminal charges for participating in massive protests that have rocked the streets of Tehran for more than a month. At least four of them were charged as “enemies of God,” an offense that can carry the death penalty, according to Iranian officials. Despite the brutal crackdown, demonstrations continue in Tehran, sparked by the September 16 death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in custody of the so-called morality police. On Monday, Iranian security forces fired tear gas at a girls’ high school. A clash between school staff and students reportedly broke out after the school’s principal insisted on checking the students’ cellphones.
Iran Indicts 300+ on Criminal Charges over Anti-Government Protests
HeadlineOct 25, 2022