A revolutionary court in Iran sentenced the protester to death for the first time, while another court sentenced five others to five to 10 years in prison each.
Iranian judiciary says this is only the starting point for the trial Further trials will follow for those arrested during the protests of the past two months.
Iranian judicial officials have not released the names of the prisoners, but say the young man sentenced to death is suspected of setting fire to a government building.
The verdict was issued by the “Court of First Instance” and is subject to change if the convicted person refers the case to the Court of Appeal.
No one knows when or where the trial took place or if the accused had a chance to defend themselves. In most similar cases, the government does not allow defendants to choose their own lawyers and there is no due process of law.
Meanwhile, Iranian Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri reiterated “The ongoing protests in Iran are being manipulated by the United States and other Western countries. ,” he claims.
Montazeri claimed that protesters have so far killed about 40 Revolutionary Guards, Bajizi militias, and other security forces.
Islamic Republic Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri
The first verdict against the Iranian protesters came about a week after some 227 Iranian lawmakers called for the execution of the detained protesters. However, over the past two days, some people have tried to deny the report after being so strongly criticized by other politicians, pundits and social media users.
Some activists have responded violently on social media and threatened to go beyond. turban throw In response to the execution of protesters by hardline judicial and security forces.
Prosecutor Montazelli added that while the court has been ordered to investigate the case expeditiously, the trial could take longer than expected due to the diligent nature of the hearings.
Meanwhile, Iranian experts advised both the government and protesters to avoid radicalism. Political activist Mansur Hagigatpour told Name News “Both left-wing and right-wing extremists in Iran have gone too far and the Islamic Republic needs to eliminate both.”
He added that militants thwarted negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, attacked Saudi and British embassies in Iran, and caused more losses to the Islamic Republic and the people of Iran. A regime ruled by 83-year-old ruler Ali Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guards. are free to act as needed.
Hagigatpoor added that if the country runs democratically, the authorities must ensure the participation of all political groups in decision-making.
He argued that the government should help people voice their demands and should use state television and social media for this purpose. This comes at a time when the government has banned access to social media and state television has been criticized by many for its one-sided approach programming. Haghighatpur also said people should be allowed to gather before the parliament (Majles) and express their political demands.
During speeches by Hassan Khomeini, Ali Akbar Natek Nouri, Ali Larijani and others, “I saw them attacking moderate politicians.” “If radicals are allowed to act, they will do more damage to the regime,” Haggatpur said, without specifying who controls or directs these forces.