Iran Executes First Person Related To Protests

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Iran’s Revolutionary Court has carried out its first execution of a protestor, Mohsen Shekari, who was involved with demonstrations surrounding the death of Mahsa Amini.  On November 1 Shekari was accused of participating in a demonstration that blocked a street in Tehran and allegedly attacking a paramilitary volunteer with a machete. Shekari appealed his sentence, but the guilty verdict was upheld by Iran’s Supreme Court on November 20th. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, director of Iran Human Rights, said, “The international community must immediately and strongly react to this execution.”  At least 11 other protestors have been found guilty and sentenced to death.