Tehran this week handed down two death sentences against two teenagers who took part in nationwide protests against the Khamenei regime and who were accused of committing “enmity against God” and “corruption on Earth”.
Arshia Takdastan, 18, was sentenced by Iran’s Revolutionary Court in the northern city of Sari on Tuesday after being arrested in the coastal town of Nowshahr, about 100 miles to the west.
The circumstances of his arrest remain unclear, but Takdastan is said to have taken part in a demonstration on September 21 in Nowshahr before being arrested.
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A source close to the trial reportedly told the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) news agency that “the court reached its verdict on the basis of an accusation that he threw a bottle and a stone at a car. police”.
Takdastan was also sentenced to six years in prison for “disrupting security and inciting each other to kill each other”, as well as “propaganda against the institution”, Iran International reported.
The 18-year-old was also sentenced to two years in prison for “insulting the Supreme Leader”.
It is unclear whether he will have to serve his full prison sentence before his execution.
The decision on Takdastan came a day after 18-year-old Mehdi Mohammadifard was sentenced to death for participating in a Nowshahr protest on September 30.
An informant told HRANA that his confession was “extorted under torture and ill-treatment”.
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HRANA said he was also sentenced to six months for “propaganda against the regime”, two years for “incitement to murder and disruption of national security” and one year for “insulting the Supreme Leader of the ‘Iran”.
Two other men have been sentenced to death for their participation in protests on Tuesday.
Around 60 people have been sentenced or threatened with execution for protesting against the regime.
Thousands of people across Iran took to the streets to protest against the Khamenei regime’s oppressive policies and human rights abuses following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was killed in September while that she was in custody for wearing her hijab incorrectly.
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Tehran has cracked down hard on protesters and more than 19,000 people have been arrested since mid-September when protests first broke out, according to HRANA tracking.
Over 515 protesters were reportedly killed and over 670 were convicted for participating in the protests.