- The person was convicted of wounding a security guard with a long knife, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reports.
Iran says it has executed the first prisoner known to have been convicted of an alleged crime stemming from ongoing protests across the country.
The person was convicted of wounding a security guard with a long knife and closing a Tehran street, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported Thursday.
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.
Tasnim identified the person who was executed as Mohsen Shekari but gave no further details.
Authorities have been cracking down on protests and on Monday, the elite Revolutionary Guards praised the judiciary for what it called its tough stance and encouraged it to quickly and decisively issue trials for those accused of “crimes against the security of the nation and Islam.”
Stay Tuned with Us: