Tasnim: Court sentences another person involved in Tehran riots to death
MOSCOW, November 20 – RIA Novosti. The Revolutionary Court in Tehran province on Sunday sentenced another participant in the unrest in the Iranian capital to death, the agency reported. my classification.
Previously, Tehran courts handed down a total of five death sentences to the rebels.
“In the recent riots on Sattar Khan Street in Tehran, he tried to block the street, stop cars and threaten passers-by with a cold weapon in his hand. Later, he clashed with Basij employees (people’s militia, the organization’s infrastructure). The Islamic Revolutionary Guards (ed.) injured one, which frightened the surrounding townspeople. For this he was sentenced to death.”
Mass riots and protests have continued in Iran since mid-September, after Mahsa Amini, a young Iranian woman, was killed after she was detained by her deputy police officer. Street riots are mainly experienced in the provinces of Gilan, Khuzestan, Sistan and Balochistan, Tehran and Kurdistan. Iranian officials accuse Western countries of supporting protesters who spread subversive, anti-Iranian messages in their media and calls for the overthrow of power in Iran. Insurgents systematically attack and kill members of the security forces – the police, the Revolutionary Guards and the Basij, one of the major military structures.
In early November, attacks on clergy, abbots and Iranian mosques became more frequent in the country’s surrounding provinces. Law enforcement makes mass arrests of individuals recruited by the intelligence services of Western countries, Israel and Saudi Arabia, and seizes weapons for insurgents at the borders of a shipment almost daily.
Amini was detained by the deputy police officer in Tehran on September 13 and sent for a descriptive interview to one of the Faraj headquarters of the police department and military intelligence. In this center, the girl suffered a heart attack, after which she was immediately hospitalized. She died three days later. Neighborhood residents blamed the deputy police officer for Mahsa’s death. In different cities of the country, people began to gather on the streets to protest. Videos were posted on social media showing girls cutting their hair and burning a headscarf, or a “Rusari” headscarf, which by law is required to cover an Iranian woman’s head.