(Worthy News) – An Iranian court has issued the first death sentence related to the months-long anti-hijab protests, prompting fears of mass executions to quell the unrest.
A Revolutionary Court in Tehran found an unnamed defendant guilty of “enmity against God” and sentenced the protester to death, drawing criticism and concern from human rights groups such as the Iran Human Rights NGO (IHRNGO) that this execution would be the first of many.
“Underlining the Islamic Republic’s history of using the death penalty to create societal fear, Iran Human Rights warns of the possibility of hasty executions without any prewarning,” the Norway-based group wrote online. “The organization calls on the international community to prevent such crimes with timely action.” [ Source: Fox News (Read More…) ]
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