Mohsen Shekari: Iran Carries Out First Execution Over Protests

8 December 2022 02:15

Iran executed Mohsen Shekari who was convicted for a crime allegedly committed during the country's ongoing nationwide protests. It becomes the first such death penalty carried out by tehran.

The execution comes as other detainees also face possibility of death penalty for their involvement in the protests which brought unrest to tehran in mid September. Activists warn that others could also be put to death in the near future saying that at least a dozen people so far have received death sentences over their involvement in the demonstrations.

Iran's mizan news agency reported the execution. It accused the man of blocking a street  and attacking a security force member with a machete in tehran. Mizan news agency run by iran's judiciary identified the executed man as Mohsen Shekari.

Mizan said Shekari had been arrested September 25 then convicted November 20 on the charge of moharebeh a farsi word which means waging war against god.