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Iran conducts first known execution of prisoner arrested during protests

By Annabelle Timsit and Miriam Berger

08 Dec 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

It has been reported that this morning Iran carried out the first execution in relation to the months-long protest. The Washington Post has the story.

Iran has carried out the first known execution of a prisoner arrested during the months-long protests that have rocked the country since the alleged police killing of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, state media reported.

The prisoner - identified by Mizan, the news site of the country's judiciary, as Mohsen Shekari - was accused of attacking a paramilitary guard with a knife "in a way that resulted in 13 stitches" and of disturbing public order by blocking a thoroughfare of Iran's capital, Tehran, during the protests. He was executed on Thursday, Mizan said.

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