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Iranian Court Issues First Death Sentence over Protests That Erupted in September

HeadlineNov 14, 2022

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Court has issued its first known death sentence to a person convicted of participating in banned anti-government protests. The court also handed down prison terms of up to a decade to five people charged with violations of national security and public order. The protests erupted more than seven weeks ago after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody. Human rights groups report at least 326 people have been killed in the demonstrations.

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