Iran: Regime courts order more political prisoners murdered

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Four people have been sentenced to death on the charge of ‘enmity against God’ in connection with the recent anti-government protests in Iran. Revolutionary Courts in Tehran said one of the unnamed ‘rioters’ hit and killed a policeman with his car, the judiciary’s Mizan news agency said. The second possessed a knife and a gun, and the third blocked traffic and caused ‘terror,’ it alleged. The fourth was convicted of a knife attack, Mizan reported late on Tuesday. Human rights activists condemned the death sentences — which brought the total to five since Sunday — saying they were the results of unfair trials. … At least 348 protesters have been killed and 15,900 others arrested in a crackdown by security forces on what Iran’s leaders have portrayed as foreign-backed ‘riots,’ according to the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), which is also based outside the country.” (11/16/22)