10th death sentence issued against Iranian opposition members

2010/03/03

Published on the webiste of German public radio channel “Deutschlandradio” on March 3 2010
Source (German): http://www.dradio.de/kulturnachrichten/2010030318/3/

For the 10th time since the unrest in Iran started, the judiciary has sentenced a protester to death. Opposition websites report that an appeals court in Tehran confirmed the death verdict against a 20-year-old man. The young man had participated in a demonstration in December. The judges accused him of agitation against the Iranian leadership and Islam.

The demonstrations had started after the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Two supporters of monarchist groups were already hanged.

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