1,000 people are wanted for protesting in Iran

Iranian authorities have issued arrest warrants for 1,000 people in connection with the protests.

According to state-run IRNA news, Ali Alqasi Mehr, Tehran’s prosecutor general, said trials will be held publicly this week.

An IRNA report said that they will be tried in a Revolutionary Court.

Protestors took to the streets after Amini was arrested by the morality police because of the way she was dressed, leading to her death.

Since then, many demonstrators have been killed. The Iran-based Human Rights Activists group estimates the death toll to be more than 270.

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said on Saturday that its forces had exhausted their patience.

The announcement made on Monday is the government’s first acknowledgement that demonstrators will be subject to legal proceedings since the movement began on September 16.

Iran has denied that its security forces were responsible for Amini’s death. Some of the country’s highest officials have accused foreign interference of being behind the anti-government movement.

Authorities in other parts of the country have charged protesters with “sowing corruption on Earth,” a charge that carries the possibility of a death sentence.

According to the UN, Iran has one of the highest rates of prisoners being put to death, with many executed for drug-related or political offences.

Only the most serious crimes should be subject to the death penalty, according to the UN.

Human rights groups have claimed in recent years that Iran has secretly executed protesters, and the UN Human Rights Office said in 2019 that Iran was extracting confessions through torture and killing prisoners.

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