Iran announced, on Monday, the execution of the death penalty against a second detainee, after he was convicted of killing two security personnel during the demonstrations that prevailed in the country in protest of the death of Mahsa Amini.
Iran publicly hanged Majid Reza Rahnavard on Monday, after he was found guilty of killing two members of the security forces, the second execution in less than a week linked to anti-government protests, according to Iran’s judiciary-affiliated Mizan News Agency.
The agency said Rahnward stabbed two security forces to death on November 17, and injured four others.
Footage broadcast on state television showed a man chasing another man down a street, then standing over him and stabbing him after he fell in front of a stopped motorcycle.
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The same man was also shown stabbing another person immediately afterwards.
According to human rights activists, Tehran issued the death sentence against about 12 people during closed trials.
The “Human Rights Activists in Iran” organization (based in Oslo) said that no less than 488 people have been killed since the start of the demonstrations in mid-September.
It added that about 18,200 people were arrested by the Iranian authorities.
Since September 16, protests have continued across Iran following the death of Amini, 22, 3 days after she was arrested by the “morality police” concerned with monitoring women’s dress code.
The incident sparked widespread public anger in the political and media circles in Iran, amid conflicting accounts of the causes of death.