Uneven prison sentences against 400 protesters in Tehran

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Uneven prison sentences against 400 protesters in Tehran

The Iranian judicial authorities have issued varying prison sentences against 400 detainees in Tehran in connection with the protests following the death of the young woman, Mahsa Amini.

The Public Prosecutor in Tehran, Ali Al-Qasi Mehr, said that 160 detainees have been sentenced to prison terms ranging between 5 and 10 years, according to the official IRNA news agency, on Tuesday.

Mehr indicated that prison sentences of between two and five years were issued against 80 people, and two years against 160 others.

He also pointed out that 70 people who were arrested during the protests were fined with different sums of money.

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And at the end of last October, Mehr announced the opening of about a thousand investigation files related to the protests.

Yesterday, Monday, Iran publicly executed citizen Majid Reza Rahnavard, after he was convicted of killing two members of the security forces, in the second execution in less than a week linked to anti-government protests, according to the Iranian news agency, Mizan, which is affiliated with the judiciary.

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.

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