Iran carries out second execution linked to wave of popular protests

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4 minute readDecember 12, 202210:28 AM PSTLast Updated an hour ago

Iran carries out second execution linked to wave of popular protests

By Parisa Hafezi

Protest against the Islamic regime of Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini, in Berlin
A placard is seen during a protest against the Islamic regime of Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini, in Berlin, Germany, December 10, 2022. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi
  • Summary
  • Protester, 23, is second to be executed within a week
  • Activists say executions are aimed at discouraging dissent
  • Call for added nationwide protests over Rahnavard’s hanging
  • European Union to impose more sanctions on Iran, backs protests
  • Tehran accuses the West of meddling, targets it with sanctions

DUBAI, Dec 12 (Reuters) – The Islamic Republic on Monday hanged a man in public who state media said had been convicted of killing two members of the security forces, the second execution in less than a week of people involved in protests against Iran’s ruling theocracy.

Additional reporting by Dan Williams in Jerusalem; writing by Parisa Hafezi; editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan, Hugh Lawson and Mark Heinrich

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