Iran jails 400 protesters in Tehran amid unrest

Canada Global (Web News) According to the city’s prosecutor general on Tuesday, Iran has sentenced 400 protestors to prison in connection with large-scale protests following the murder of a young woman in police custody.

According to Ali Alghasi-Mehr, who was quoted by state news agency IRNA, “in hearings on cases of rioters in Tehran, 160 people were sentenced to between five and ten years in prison, 80 people to two to five years, and 160 people of up to two years.”

According to the legal representative, 70 additional people have received fines for taking part in the protests.


The murder of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in the care of morality police in mid-September, which also provoked new tensions between Tehran and the West, was the catalyst for the statewide protests.

This week, two individuals were put to death by the Iranian government for their participation in the months-long protests. There are nine more prisoners on death row.

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