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the execution of a demonstrator, Mahan Sadrat, suspended

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A young protester, Mahan Sadrat, arrested in connection with the protest movement that has shaken Iran for three months, “was saved from execution”said his lawyer on Wednesday, December 14.

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Iran has been the scene of protests since the death of young Iranian Kurd Mahsa Amini on September 16 after she was arrested by vice squad in Tehran who accused her of violating the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code for women. “My client, Mahan, was saved from execution”announced his lawyer, Abbas Mousavi, in a post on his Instagram account.

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Instagram – A post shared by Abbas Mousavi (@abbas_mousavi50)

The young man in his twenties was accused of being a “mohareb” (at war with God), for pulling out a knife, “causing fear and insecurity around him”, according to the official Irna news agency. Such an accusation carries the death penalty.

Two executions, 13 death sentences

“The death sentence of Mahan Sadrat, one of the defendants in the recent riots, has been suspended”, for its part indicated the press agency Irna quoting the public relations office of the Supreme Court. According to the minutes of the trial held on November 3, Mahsan Sadrat had denied the accusation of having drawn a knife but admitted to having set fire to a motorcycle, Irna claims. Iranian justice has so far carried out two executions in the context of the protests.

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Majidreza Rahnavard and Mohsen Shekari, both 23, were hanged after being charged with “War Against God”. Prior to the two executions, the judiciary had reported a total of 11 death sentences in connection with the protests. According to Amnesty International, 13 people have been sentenced to death and nine others face the death penalty.

Since mid-September, thousands of people have been arrested. Iran’s top security body said on December 3 that more than 200 people had been killed, including security personnel.

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