MADRID, Dec. 8 (.) –
Iran announced this Thursday that it has executed the first prisoner who has been officially convicted of an alleged crime derived from the protests that have been organized in the country for weeks after the death in police custody of the young Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini.
The prisoner was convicted of “intentionally” wounding a security guard with a long knife and blocking a street in the capital, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.
The Iranian authorities have rejected the appeal of the prisoner’s lawyer, considering that “it is neither valid nor justified”, since they consider that he is guilty of “war crimes” by blocking the street, threatening with weapons and confronting the agents.
The Supreme Court of Iran – which considers that the protester’s actions were an “example of hypocrisy” – has approved the sentence on Thursday morning and has executed the ruling.
The magistrates rely on alleged statements from witnesses to the incident, who would have assured that the people present were very frightened by the presence of the armed protester.
Earlier this week, the Iranian authorities reported that five people had been sentenced to death for their involvement in the death of a security agent at the protests.
The Department of Justice spokesman, Masoud Setayeshi, explained that for the same crime eleven other people, including three minors, were sentenced to “long terms” in prison, according to the ISNA agency.