The Revolutionary Court of Tehran condemned this Sunday a sixth defendant to death for his participation in the protests against the obligatory use of the Islamic headscarf, reported Mizan Online, news agency of the Judicial Authority.
The defendant was found guilty of having “pulled a knife with the intention of killing, of sowing terror, of creating insecurity in society during the recent riots”, explains Mizan Online.
The court ruled that the convict was a mohareb (‘enemy of God’ in Persian),” the agency added.
In recent days, another five “disorderly” – according to the classification of the Iranian judicial authorities -, were also condemned to death by the Revolutionary Court.
Defendants can appeal the sentence to the Supreme Court.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has been rocked by a wave of protests since the death, on September 16, of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd who was being held by the morality police for breaking the strict dress code for women in the country. .
Authorities denounce “riots” encouraged by the West and have arrested thousands of people.