Iranian protesters sentenced to death
The Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced to death 11 people, who participated in the riots on Ashura Day, the Iranian ISNA news agency reported.
Two of the condemned, Mohammed Reza Ali Zamani and Arash Rahmanipur will be executed on Thursday, as the Iranian Appeal Court has already approved the decision on their execution. The decision on other arrested has not yet approved by the Appeal court.
The arrested are accused of 'muharib', enemies of God whose annihilation by true believers is religiously sanctioned, counter-propaganda of Iran's regime, participation in illegal rallies and participation in paramilitary groups, causing damage to the country's revolutionary regime.
Those who oppose Allah, the Prophet and the Islamic government, are called 'muharib' (who declared war). Articles 183-196 of the Iranian Constitution specify exile or a penalty for "muharib" or a person who wants to "overthrow the Islamic government".
Opposition supporters and police clashed on Ashura Day Dec. 27 in Tehran.
According to international news agencies, the riots resulted in the deaths of 15 people. Police arrested 550 people. According to the official information, the clashes killed eight people, including one woman, and 300 people arrested. The relevant agencies publicized their names.