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The Latest: Seized protesters in Iran can face death penalty

The Latest: Seized protesters in Iran can face death penalty

TEHRAN, Iran/January 2, 2018   (AP)(STL.News) —The latest on protests in Iran (all times local):

12:15 p.m.

The head of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court has reportedly warned that arrested protesters could potentially Face Death Penalty cases when they come to trial.

Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted Mousa Ghazanfarabadi on Tuesday as saying: “Obviously one of their charges can be Moharebeh,” or waging war against God. That’s a Death Penalty offence in Iran.

Ghazanfarabadi also was quoted as saying some protesters will come to trial soon on charges of acting against national security and damaging public properties. He also stressed that attending rallies not sanctioned by police was illegal in Iran.

Iran’s Revolutionary Court handles cases involving alleged attempts to overthrow the government.


11 a.m.

A semi-official news agency in Iran is reporting that 450 people have been arrested over three days in Tehran.

The ILNA news agency report on Tuesday quoted Ali Asghar Nasserbakht, a security deputy governor of Tehran, offering the figure.

Nasserbakht said that 200 protesters were arrested on Saturday, 150 on Sunday and 100 were arrested Monday.

The protests began Thursday over economic issues and expanded to several cities. No nationwide arrest figures have been released by authorities since the demonstrations began.


10 a.m.

Iranian state television is reporting that nine people have been killed overnight amid nationwide protests and unrest.

The report Tuesday puts the death toll in six days of demonstrations to at least 20 people.

State TV says six rioters were killed during an attack on a police station in the town of Qahdarijan. It reported that clashes were sparked by rioters who tried to steal guns from the police station.

State TV says an 11-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man were killed in the town of Khomeinishahr, while a member of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard was killed in the town of Najafabad. It says all were shot by hunting rifles.

The towns are all in Iran’s central Isfahan province, some 350 kilometers (215 miles) south of Tehran.

By Associated Press, published on STL.NEWS by St. Louis Media, LLC (JS)

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