Iran executes person convicted of crime in Mahsa Amini street protests, government rebellion

The man was convicted of "waging war against God."

Updated: December 8, 2022 - 10:08am

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Iran on Thursday announced the first execution in connection with the street protests that have followed the death of Masha Amini, who died in September while in the custody of the government's so-called morality police.

Iran's Mizan News has identified the person as Mohsen Shekari, who purportedly blocked a street while holding a machete and threatening people to join him. He then allegedly attacked an Iranian security forces officer with the machete.

Shekari was arrested Sept. 25 and convicted Nov. 20.

The protests follow the death of the 22-year-old Amini in mid-September for allegedly not covering her hair correctly with a hijab.

Shekari was convicted for "moharebeh," which in Farsi means "waging war against God," according to the Associated Press.

Shekari's attorney appealed the sentence but failed before the execution, the Iranian outlet stated.

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