On Saturday, the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Britain’s ambassador to Tehran, Simon Shercliffe, over sanctions imposed by London on officials in the Iranian judiciary.
According to a statement issued by the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Shercliffe was summoned against the backdrop of Britain’s support for “terrorism and strikes” in Iran, and its imposition of “illegal sanctions” on Iranians.
The statement pointed out that the British sanctions related to the protests are “interference in the internal affairs of Iran.”
He stated that the ministry informed the British ambassador that Iran reserves the right to respond in kind to the sanctions.
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On Thursday, the Iranian judiciary’s “Mizan” news agency reported that the authorities had carried out the death sentence against Mohsen Shakari, 23, who was accused of blocking a road and attacking a member of the security forces (the Revolutionary Guards) with a machete in Tehran.
The agency stated that the execution was carried out against the accused, Shkari, after his conviction by the Revolutionary Court, according to the agency “Associated Press” of America.
She explained that Shakari was arrested on September 25, and convicted on November 20 of the charge of “moharebeh”, which is usually punishable by death.
Earlier, the Iranian judiciary sentenced to death 5 out of 16 people who are on trial for the killing of a member associated with the Revolutionary Guards during the protests over the death of the young woman, Mahsa Amini.
Since last 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.