Iran executes first known prisoner arrested in protests

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The Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Iran says it has executed a prisoner convicted for a crime allegedly committed during the country’s ongoing nationwide protests.

It’s the first such death penalty carried out by Tehran. Iran’s Mizan news agency reported the execution on Thursday.

It accused the man of blocking a street and attacking a security force member with a machete in Tehran.

Iran has been rocked by protests since the Sept. 16 death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who died after being detained by the country’s morality police.

Activists warn others could be put to death as well since at least a dozen people have so far received death sentences over their involvement in the demonstrations.

Protesters are demanding the overthrow of Iran’s clerical rulers.

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12/8/2022 11:32:28 AM (GMT -6:00)

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