IRAN: EIGHT MORE PROTESTERS SENTENCED TO DEATH
June 30, 2020:
The Head of the Justice Department of Isfahan Province on 26 June 2020 said eight individuals have been sentenced for "corruption on earth", a charge carrying the death sentence according to Iran's Islamic Penal Code, the state-run Quds Online reported. (Source: Al-Arabia, 27/06/2020)
“If laws are broken, like what happened in 2009, 2017 and November last year, we will definitely deal decisively with the insurgents and the rioters,” Habibi said speaking at a Friday prayer sermon. Habibi did not say whether the eight individuals he referenced were arrested during the 2009, 2017 or 2019 protests. The Supreme Court of Iran upheld the death sentences of three Iranian protesters arrested during the country’s anti-government protests last November, the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) said on 24 June. Protests broke out across Iran last November after the government introduced gasoline rationing and an overnight three-fold increase in gasoline prices price hikes. Thousands were arrested and about 1,500 Iranians were killed by security forces, according to a Reuters report.