Iran: 400 People Sentenced To Up To 10 Years In Jail Over Tehran Unrest


Tehran: Courts in Iran’s capital have sentenced at least 400 people for up to 10 years in jail over anti-hijab and anti-government protests, Ali Alghasi-Mehr, the judiciary chief for Tehran province, has said.

The total number of jail sentences is likely to be much higher considering that Tehran is only one of the 31 provinces in the country.

According to an estimate by the UN human rights experts, more than 14,000 people have been arrested across the country since mid-September when the protests broke out following 22-year-old Mahsa Amini’s death following arrest by the morality police.

Authorities have been cracking down on the protests, using violence against “rioters”. The UN office of the high commissioner for human rights says that over 300 people have been killed in the crackdown, including at least 40 children.

Deaths sentences have been handed out to 11 people till date, with two executions having already been carried out

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