The Iranian authorities reported on Tuesday that five people have been sentenced to death for their involvement in the death of a security agent in the protests that have been taking place in the country for several months.
The Justice Department spokesman, Masoud Setayeshi, said that eleven other people, including three minors, have been sentenced to “long prison terms” for the same crime, according to the ISNA agency.
Setayeshi has detailed that the death of the agent, Seyed Ruhola Ajamian, took place on November 21 after the defendants attacked him “with knives” and beat him when he was on the ground. The sentences can still be appealed before the Supreme Court, he has informed him.
Since the start of the protests, Setayeshi has assured that 1,200 protesters have already been released, while “several” foreign citizens have been arrested and charged with the crimes of “gang to commit a crime.”
During his appearance, the Justice spokesman accused the United States of taking advantage of the celebrations for the Iran team matches in the Qatar World Cup to “launch numerous coups and riots to end democracy, spy on and kill innocent people “.
Meanwhile, protests continue in Iran. In mid-September this new wave of demonstrations against the Government of Iran began in response to the death in police stations of the young woman of Kurdish origin, Mahsa Amini, who was arrested for allegedly wearing her veil badly.
Since then, according to local and international human rights organizations, some 470 people have died as a result of the repression by state security forces, while another 18,000 have been arrested.