Iranian courts have begun issuing death sentences to those who take part in the nationwide protests. As the uprising in the country continues for its 62nd day, a total of five people have been sentenced to death for participating in the protests in the last three days.
Iran delivered its first death sentence linked to the protests on Sunday, Aljazeera reported.
Sunday’s sentence was ruled for the crime of “setting fire to a government building, disturbing public order, assembly and conspiracy to commit a crime against national security, and an enemy of God and corruption on earth.”
According to the news reported by the official Iranian news agency Mehr, the detainees will be able to appeal the decision.
Additionally, Iranian Interior Minister Ahmed Vahidi announced that French intelligence agents and members of ISIS had been arrested in connection with the Jîna Amini protests.
Minister Vahidi, when asked about the nationalities of those arrested during the protests in the country, answered: “Foreign nationals were arrested in the riots, and some of them played a major role in these riots. Recently, agents of French intelligence and ISIS-linked elements have been arrested. These people were handed over to the judiciary for legal action.”
Seven French citizens have been arrested so far, according to Iran International.
While the nationwide protests sparked over the death of 22-year-old Jîna Mahsa Amini in the custody of Iranian morality police continue, Iranians went on a three-day strike on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the 2019 protests, during which security forces killed 1,500 people.